Jane Walker

Jane Walker

Artist

I use a traditional drawing technique to find a new type of space in landscape painting. A space that says more about a contemporary sensibility than previous ideas of space such as modernist space. I work in an abstract way but start with a drawing of a city. Usually my views are looking down from a high viewpoint. The cities are based on ones I have visited or lived in. City buildings often look like cells and are similar from above or on the ground, so I sometime swap the perspective around. I start with a real view but as I work it becomes more abstract. I choose high viewpoints because there is no horizon the view is already flat on a 2D surface. I create networks, lines of communication. I did an AA2A project in the textile department of Salford University, working threads and fabric looking at them as a way of thinking about the urban environment and its tensions.  read full statement

Location Sheffield, Yorkshire