Approved: 13.04.2017

Antonia Jackson

Artist, Curator, Maker, Writer

Approved: 13.04.2017

Interested in memory and the cinematic, I find inspiration in images drawn from 1960s New Wave French and Italian art films (a form of collective archive), super 8 reels from personal archives, and found or personal photographs. Such mediated images provide a space for the recovery of memories through the medium of painting.

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  • Location: London
  • Contexts: Collaboration, Exhibition, Fair, Open studio, Studio / project space, Studio practice
  • Artforms: Drawing, Painting
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Artist Statement

Interested in memory and the cinematic, I find inspiration in images drawn from 1960s New Wave French and Italian art films (a form of collective archive), super 8 reels from personal archives, and found or personal photographs. Such mediated images provide a space for the recovery of memories through the medium of painting.

The submitted body of work stems from recently rediscovered Super 8 reels that my father shot around the world during his business travels in the 70s and 80s. They epitomise a world on the brink of globalisation. Carefully selected stills from those reels are appropriated and redefined during the painting process, which allows a distant past to be brought back into the present and new narratives to emerge. They are often painted on the same format to replicate the sequencing of film and due to the very nature of their degraded source, they hover between abstraction and figuration: at times the brushwork is more defined and at others more loose and free. Painted on board with thin layers of paint often laid over a carefully chosen ground, they aim to reflect the fragility and transience of memory. My use of colour, influenced by post-impressionism (and in particular Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton and Matisse), is an essential tool to create dreamlike surreal spaces of memory, half remembered, half imagined.

CV & Education

Born and raised in France

Lives and works in London

Education:

2010-2014: Wimbledon College of Art: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art /Painting

2008-2010: Chelsea College of Art: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Exhibitions:

2019:

Upcoming:

Tales of the Unexpected, joint exhibition with Isabelle Hayman, One Paved Court gallery, Richmond, 19/06-30/06

2018:

No Format Gallery, Painting Open 2018, Deptford, London

Festival du Film Insulaire, Ile de Groix, France;

Curated and exhibited in The Landscape of Time group show

at The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, London, a space run by Contemporary British Painting

2017 :

Made in Arts London annual exhibition in the offices of Harmonic Capital, City of London (September 2016 to June 2017);

The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, 11-14th May with Made in Arts London.

2016:

The Art Maze Exhibition, 14-18 Dec 2016, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London South Bank

The other Art Fair, 6-9 oct 2016, The Old Truman Brewery, London

Europa, JTransition gallery, Regents Studios, London

Open studios Art Show (May and November), Wimbledon Art Studios, London

Fragments and Traces (1): L’invitation au voyage, joint exhibition with Kelise Franclemont at Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Train station, London (part of Wandsworth Fringe Arts Festival)

2015:

Open studios Art Show (May and November), Wimbledon Arts Studios, London

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, Bond House, New Cross, London

Wonderful Wandsworth, Oil and Water Contemporary Art Gallery, Wandsworth, London

2014:

Open studios Art Show (Nov), Wimbledon Arts Studios, London

Art 50 Pop-Up Show, Loud and Western, Fulham, London

Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Candid Arts Gallery, Islington, Group show along other selected recent graduates.

Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art

Prizes and awards:

Longlisted for the Clyde and Co award 2014

Longlisted for the Signature Art Prize 2015