As a designer and art director Jay has worked with many celebrated Australian musicians and is known for creating iconic imagery in the Australian music industry. He has been nominated for an Aria for album design (The Cruel Sea), and his work has been collected by Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.
Jay studied Design, Image Making and Visual Communications at the University of Technology Sydney and worked as a celebrated designer and art director for many years before pursuing his personal vision as an exciting and authentic new painter.
"Mediums and materials will vary. My aim is to make marks that represent and delineate human responses to physical, emotional and subconscious worlds. Dense, shiny black indelible ink and quick drying acrylics give me freedom to layer and experiment. I use random objects found in my surroundings to make marks with character. They offer versatility, intensity and quality of line, which I am passionate about," Manby says.
"The process continues with layers of ink and paint, building detail and surface tension until a kind of iconography emerges. It becomes a visual language that evokes the momentum and complexity of our culture, and reflects the natural world and our place in it."
Jay Manby: Instinct
New paintings and Works on Paper
June 16 - July 05 2017
Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481