Oil, acrylic and collage elements on paper mounted on aluminum
Diptych, overall 200 x 200 cm

artist profile

Jerry Swaffield



lives and works

Siem Reap, Cambodia


BA, Southhampton College of Design, Southhampton, UK, 1982

about the artist

Foraging through urban wildernesses, Jerry Swaffield harvests a massive artillery of supplies with which to make his visually stunning “scraptures.” In these, he weaves together a mosaic, overlapping and juxtaposing collected imagery from the nooks and crannies of Asian metropolises. He then paints on these collages, and with an incredibly dexterous hand creates a cornucopia of richly colored information. Our retinal senses are properly jolted as we gaze upon these testimonial compositions that tell, in detail, of its author’s migration as well as comment on our increasingly connected world. Born in Germany, Swaffield now lives and works in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He was included in the international touring exhibition Roundabout at the City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. 

  • Selected exhibition history
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2011GROUP Roundabout, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2010GROUP Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

Assorted Murals, Shanghai, Beijing & Urumchi, China

Citibank, Hong Kong

Ramada Hotels, Hong Kong