Jeremy Cunningham (b.1965) is the bass guitarist with folk-rock band, Levellers.
Jeremy attended art school from 1982 to 1987, completing two years foundation at Reigate College of Art and then three years at Brighton Art College.
His work is inspired by an interest in early Medieval history. Especially the stories of Irish saints and early Christianity, Jeremy also draws ideas from his personal experiences of the world today.
As you look at his paintings, you will also be able to spot iconic landmarks of his hometown Brighton and personal anecdotes from whatever was happening in his life as he was painting.
"I always find it difficult writing statements about my art because it’s a totally unintellectual, visceral experience. I’m basically a diarist in paint.
My interests are people and belief systems. That leads me to God and His intercessors on earth, the saints. They feature in my art a lot, smashed together with whatever modern turmoil is going through my mind at the time. I don’t try to make any sense of it. I only want to honour the subject. I see myself in the same continuum as Mesolithic cave painters and today's graffiti. It’s all about searching for that existential truth; getting closer ..."