Approved: 16.08.2006

Jessica Zoob

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
My environment has always inspired me, whether rural or urban. I love untamed nature, craggy rocks and bleak moors. I find myself fascinated and moved by crumbling plaster walls that reveal the bones of a building and bear its human history in marks and faded paint.
This interplay between man and nature often finds its way into my work. I do not usually intend the paintings to

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  • Location: Lewes, South East
 

Biography

Concepts My environment has always inspired me, whether rural or urban. I love untamed nature, craggy rocks and bleak moors. I find myself fascinated and moved by crumbling plaster walls that reveal the bones of a building and bear its human history in marks and faded paint. This interplay between man and nature often finds its way into my work. I do not usually intend the paintings to be figurative but they are often completed and given meaning by the viewer's imagination. I may be inspired by a storm, a mountain, or a love affair - or possibly all three. I have recently been exploring the idea of the Dream Painting, recalling the sensation of watching the sky with the mind free to create images in the cloud patterns. I tend to look for hope and redemption by celebrating beauty in its various forms, be it urban decay, a Hebridean storm, or a butterfly's wing. Influences I am inspired by painters such as Turner, Mondrian, Matisse, Tapies and Paul Klee. Career path Jessica Zoob trained at Central School of Arts and Nottingham University. For seven years she worked as a Theatre Designer under the name of Jessica Tyrwhitt. Her credits include work at Hampstead Theatre, The Royal National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, York Theatre Royal, The Gate and Greenwich Theatre. She now works exclusively as a painter, exhibiting regularly in and around London and Lewes. Her work is owned by the FSA, Pitcher and Piano, THe Lancasters, London, NEOBankside and private collections world wide.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2012 - Passion, NEOBankside, Hopton Street, London, Southbank 2011 - Adrenalin, 1508London, London, Victoria 2011 - Joy, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London 2010 - Adventure, Medici Gallery 5 Cork Street, London 2010 - Lewes Artwave, Holly House, Lewes 2009 - Desire, London Design Week 226 Second Floor, South Dome, London 2009 - Focus 09, Studio 226, London 2009 - Landscape and Lines, One in the House, Brighton 2009 - Open House, Holly House, Lewes 2009 - Permanent Collection, Studio 226, London 2008 - Fall in Love, Open House, Macklin Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 2007 - Colour Fields, HQ Gallery, Lewes 2007 - Space to Dream, 110 Gallery, Golborne Road W10 2007 - Space to Dream, 110 Gallery, London 2007 - Summer Collection for Artwave 2007 Visual Arts Festival, Holly House, Lewes 2007 - Toward the Light, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester 2006 - Gazing into Far Away, Bar One, Ascot 2006 - Simplicity, Holly House, Lewes 2006 - Zoob, The Great Christmas Art Fair, Alexandra Palace London 2006 - Zoob@ Flint, Flint, Lewes 2005 - Sea Mist, Holly House, Lewes 2005 - The Christmas Collection, Holly House, Lewes 2004 - Pure Crazy, Blackheath Halls, London 2003 - The Joy of Paint, Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells 2002 - Hebridean Collection, Financial Services Authority, Canary Wharf, London 2002 - Summer Dreams, Salamander Galleries, Westerham 2001 - Blue, Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, Greenwich 2000 - Zoob@The Castle, The Castle, Holland Park, London Group exhibitions 2010 - London Design Week, Studio 226, London 2009 - Brighton Festival, Group House, 99 Ditchling Rise, Brighton, Brighton 2007 - Affordable Art Fair, The Affordable Art Fair Sheridan Russell Gallery Stand, London 2007 - The Affordable Art Fair Sheridan Russell Gallery stand, The Affordable Art Fair, London 2006 - HQ Gallery Stand, Affordable Art Fair, London 2006 - Untitled, Untitled Gallery Space at Throgmortons, London 2006 - Work is currently available, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London W1H 1BS 2005 - a is for art, Star Gallery, Lewes 2003 - Greenwich Open Studio, Woodlands, Greenwich, London 2002 - Ainscourt Contemporary Art, Chelsea 2002 - Christmas, Frameworks Creekside, Deptford 2002 - Stark, Affordable Art Fair, London 2002 - Water, Will's Art Warehouse, London 2001 - Group Show, Will's Art Warehouse, Fullham 2000 - Group Show, That Art Site, Portobello Road, London Curated projects 2009 - Midsummer Dream, Rove Gallery, London Artist talks 2007 - Toward the Light, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester 2007 - Walk and Talk, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester