by Clara Lieu in New Art on Tuesday 31 July 2012

The psychologically charged figurative oil paintings of Jonathan Viner stimulate intrigue and mystery with their unusual and strange visual narratives. He uses a bold, spontaneous process that allows for a painting to slowly generate and reveal itself. Inspired by old master paintings, contemporary illustration, to 1970′s film, and internet images, Viner has fabricated a world of heightened realism and intensity.