Lot 263 - J.F.K Turner - Untitled (1)
Collage (found materials) on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
My work is concerned with two key elements – Images and Objects.
I am fascinated by what an image is, how we respond to them, how we construct and make them – whether built up of paint, silver salt or pixels. I am also intrigued by how each era has been obsessed with images. I believe all images have abstract values and all abstract images are steeped in reality.
My work is based on these two fundamental elements. I collect and record the objects from our modern world – a scrap of cardboard, a plastic fragment – an object lost and found. These things, out of context, become strange and familiar. I find these objects on the street, on waste grounds, car parks - places that ‘Silt up with the litter of the living’. I then take the objects and try and interpret them as a two-dimensional image through a variety of approaches – orthographic projection, drawing, a photogram, a collagraph – any trick to convert the three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional image. I then reconstruct the image out of, none artistic material – found materials, wax, cardboard boxes, nails roof tiles – anything I come across. This echoes Rauschenberg’s belief that ’painting is more like the real world if it’s made out of the real world’.
2002 PGCE, Northbrook College, Sussex
1998 Bachelor of Fine Art, Southampton Institute
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
2022 Solo Exhibition, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2022 Solo Exhibition, Port, Eastbourne
2020 Artist Focus, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2019 ‘Quiet Obscurity’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2017 ‘The Banal & The Beautiful’ - Pie Factory Margate
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2022 AFF, New York
2022 ‘The Shape of Things’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2022 ‘On Paper’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2021 AAF, Battersea, London
2021 ‘Tiny Yet Mighty’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2021 ‘Annual Winter Exhibition’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2021 ‘The Land of Sol’, Sol Space, Nouic, France
2021 ‘4th Anniversary Exhibition’, &Gallery, Edinburgh
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