Photo: Jemma Watts in Norwich, East

Jemma Watts

Artist, Gallery educator

Working across a diverse range of media including drawing, photography and installation my work explores ideas of the sacred and mystical in the everyday. I engage in a process of recombining familiar signifiers to conjure a sense of the numinous and powerful potential of the commonplace. My drawings combine the language of arcane symbols and street furniture to re-cast cities as a playground for cults. By integrating the starkly functional vernacular of traffic control with indulgent and illogical occultism a new syntax of curb-side shrines emerges, portentous and sinister. I am proud to say I am now part of XVI Collective, a diverse group of artists committed to peer support and opening new opportunities up around the world. read full statement

Location Norwich, East
Activities Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Community arts, Private commissions, Creative writing, Gallery education
Artforms Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Photography, Printmaking
Tags psychogeography, urban, city, mysticism, cult, magic, occult, ritual
Website http://www.institutist.co.uk

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