Judith Burrows Artist Statement
Judith Burrows’ film and photography background plays a significant role in her mixed media images. Her interests are in exploring place; our relationship to our surroundings, the unique resonance of a particular location, and the woven narrative in the context of the contemporary. While each location has an intrinsic and unique socio-political and historical significance, research photographs using several different cameras and old film stock taken as reference, reveal a variety of alternative dialogue. New narrative layers are exposed that provide inspiration and the starting point for her mixed media artwork. Abstract mono-prints created using a variety of papers, still photographs, text, and relevant found material are worked over with layers of oil paint, gouache, and ink. By overlapping in repetitive layout and composition, and intensifying the particularities of light and graphic elements, the relevance and emotional intent of a location is slowly unraveled. The narratives that emerge are rooted in contemporary political and social context; the daily news and world events influence the course of the image and create an on-going debate. Meanwhile, the multiple layers and textures with color over Black and White, seem to challenge concepts of time and memory, combining a sense of age and agelessness, in the embedded episodes, played out like a series of film stills. This is exaggerated by the presence of small, lone figures that appear lost or awkward….perhaps a reflection of the artists own inner response to political chaos and uncertainty.
CV & Education
Judith Burrows email@example.com
Painting, photography and film www.flarefilms.co.uk Judithburrows.wordpress.com
Judith Burrows is an artist and award-winning short film-maker : drama, documentary, arts documentary, and music video.
2018-2020 : The Royal College of Art: MA Fine art ; Print
2013-2014 ‘Developing Fine Art Practice’ : City Lit, London 2010-2013 painting, life drawing and printing short courses
1989-1992 : BA hons (1st) Film and Photography University of Westminster
2016-2017 : Cecil Sharp House ; Solo show ‘Narratives of Location’ mixed media and site specific hanging installation
2014 Queen Elizabeth Hall : Film screening Bridges
2013 Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 screen Film screening : Ragged Kingdom
2007: Barbican Library Gallery : Photographic solo show Acoustic landscapes, Underwater Nudes and London Landscapes. Postcards from this show sold at Tate Modern
2006: Film award – Skimming 2006: Venice Digital film festival: Carwash: Film Festival screenings worldwide
2006. Westbourne Studios; Film screening ‘Spirit of the City’ alongside London Landscapes
2003 National Theatre Exterior ::film screening Pulse with designed soundscape from speakers along the Southbank
National Portrait Gallery Terry O’Neil shoots AA Gill:
National Portrait Gallery Bromberg and Chanarin
Odeon Leicester Square The spirit of Capital
1999, Film . Saving Grace, BBC2, TV Ireland, Soho House:–
1998, Edinburgh festival : Film Saving Grace,
1993 :Los Angeles AFI Film Festival : Fiim Georgia
1993 Washington DCFF : Fiim Georgia 1993 broadcast worldwide.
1992: London Film Festival Fiim Georgia? -
2015 August : Group show :Lucy Bell Gallery St Leonards on Sea. Work on paper.
2015: Spring Open Candid arts : mixed media 2015: VAI Islington: January 2015 : mixed media
2014: Espacio Gallery : mixed media,
2009:: Finsbury Park Gallery: Photography: London Landscapes
2008: Lurcher Gallery,Broadstairs : Photography Acoustic Landscapes