Approved: 01.08.2012

Jane Boyer

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Writer

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Approved: 01.08.2012

My work explores the relationship between simulacrum and autobiography by looking at issues of translation, appropriation and inherited style bias. Thanatography, the description of a death experience, is a factor in this exploration too, but not in the sense of actually describing an experience of death, rather in describing a past self, which no longer exists. My work is an autobiographic tale, which is simulacral by nature – retelling a telling of an ‘I’ that does not exist. 

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Workshops, Critical writing, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Business planning, Project management, Marketing/communications
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Text
  • Tags: contemporary art, contemporary curating, painting, mixed media, critical writing, philosophy, identity, abstraction, text, photography
 

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    Biography

    My work explores the relationship between simulacrum and autobiography by looking at issues of translation, appropriation and inherited style bias. Thanatography, the description of a death experience, is a factor in this exploration too, but not in the sense of actually describing an experience of death, rather in describing a past self, which no longer exists. My work is an autobiographic tale, which is simulacral by nature – retelling a telling of an ‘I’ that does not exist. 

    My work is also increasingly produced through the mediation of a screen to satisfy some desire to recycle existing works. Whether this is a desire to recreate myself, recycle my output generating new possibilities, or simply to recover what was discarded or lost, all are accurate and none are, quite.

    I think I have finally reached the point where the word ‘artist’ rather than ‘painter’ or ‘photographer’ is the most accurate. I create paintings using very little paint, image sections of paintings to create new photographs, reconfigure the visible and tangible, passing all output through the ‘creative screen’, creating something in a process I can honestly say, “I’m not quite sure how I made it.”

     

    CV & Education

    Education

    • 2015 - 21 Fine Art Research MPhil/PhD, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
    • 1985 - 86 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco California

    Solo exhibitions

    • 2010 - Vif!, La Galerie d'art a la campagne, France

    Group exhibitions

    • 2014 - RECURSIVE, no format gallery, London
    • 2014 - A5, Lubomirov-Easton, Art Athina, Athens Greece
    • 2013 - This 'Me' of Mine, UK touring exhibition
    • 2011 - In the Current Climate, Core Gallery, Deptford, London
    • 2010 - Relay, Core Gallery, Deptford, London

    Curated projects

    • 2014 - RECURSIVE, no format gallery, London
    • 2013-14 This "Me' of Mine, funded by ACE & HomeinOne.com, UK touring exhibition
    • 2012 - What's time got to do with it?, Core @ Nolias Gallery, Southwark, London
    • 2011 - Extra-Ordinary, Core Gallery, Deptford, London

    Publications

    • 2013 - This 'Me' of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age, Xlibris ISBN 978-1-4836-7006-5

    Awards

    • 2013 - ACE Grants for the Arts
    • 2013 - HomeinOne.com sponsorship
    • 2013 - Visualplanet sponsorship