Jasper Knight is widely known for his industrial landscapes, cars, and boats. His highly recognisable painting style is achieved with slick enamel paint on discarded signs or plywood. Knight’s formal vocabulary of drips, primary colours, and black outlines is compared to the work of Piet Mondrian, graffiti art, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Jasper Knight is a highly prized artist — a regular finalist in the Archibald, Sulman and Moran prizes. He was awarded an Australia Council Emerging and Established New Work grant, the Freedman Foundation Scholarship and the Rocks Art Prize. He has also been a finalist in the Blake Prize, The ABN-Amro Prize, The Helen Lempriere, The Brett Whiteley Prize and was the 2008 winner of The Mosman Art Prize. Knight’s work is represented in almost all NSW regional gallery collections, Artbank and the National Gallery of Australia.