Photo: June Nelson in Nr Brighton, South East

June Nelson

Artist, Editor, Gallery educator

Although rooted in painting, my practice is research based and has resulted in painting, sculpture, wall drawing, and book-works for exhibition, using materials from wax and graphite powder to plaster, paint or text. I am interested in the historical context of mirror and map making and the nature of the objectivity we seek when looking in mirrors, constructing and consulting maps to understand our place in the world or making signs warning us to keep away from the edge. This interest has resulted in shadow images and mesh drawings, blind mirror sculptures, large and small-scale graphite and wax panels, a graphite-lined octagonal chamber for contemplation, an assemblage of cartographical curiosities, and paintings of isolated dwellings and individuals. My processes remain ultimately painterly - underpinned by a lyrical and epigrammatic approach to an often-elusive surface and ungraspable narrative. read full statement

Location Nr Brighton, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Gallery education
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Text
Tags mirrors, graphite, edges, floods, caravans, webs and meshes, maps, navigation