Approved: 14.03.2015

Rebecca Johnson-Hill

Artist

Archived
Approved: 14.03.2015

My work embraces negative space, and is a line-based, enclosed, and triangular space of structural formation. Every line in each formation will always be joined, be it with pencil, thread, ink or wire. Order takes precedent - everything is in its place.

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  • Location: Bath, South West
  • Contexts: Project
  • Artforms: Drawing, Mixed media, Painting, Sculpture
  • Tags: #blueprints, #paint, #lines, #geometricdesign, #geometricart #geometricdesign #lines #artstudent #threads, #geometricart, #threads, #triangles, #structure, #geometricdesign #geometricart #artstudent #lines #structures, #installation, #plastic, #colour, #sculpture, #light
 

Artist Statement

My work embraces negative space, and is a line-based, enclosed, and triangular space of structural formation. Every line in each formation will always be joined, be it with pencil, thread, ink or wire. Order takes precedent - everything is in its place.

 

Currently I am playing with open lines, structuring them exposed and yet visualising them as a contained shape. Playing with my version of strength and solidity. The lines in my work must be crisp and sharp, exact and meticulously placed. I am working with a specific set of materials which are wood, metal (nails) wool, thread, paint & string. Nails are hammered onto a wall or into an object, I then begin to thread and map out a geometric structure, wrapping the nails, and keeping the solid lines taut, and precise.

 

 I withdraw from the overuse of colour - the only colour to be seen is within the thread - and invariably create the simple structure against white space to complete the overall image. I am also sampling with print works. I have began to cut into lino squares, creating connections and sharp lined designs. I am working with the technique of layering lines against one another. Be that drawing geometric designs onto a surface, printing ink shapes on top of this, creating a roughened surface and new dimension. My work follows the idea of contained line segments, connections are key.   

 

Other work reacts against this. Diluted watercolour flows over wood and paper; when dry, lines are drawn picking out specific shapes, resulting in a mapping of disorder. And within this, I find the overall controlled order.

CV & Education

 Rebecca Johnson-Hill 

1 Bridge Road 

Bath 

Somerset

BA2 1AA

mobile no. 07792749039

 

Online portfolio - [email protected]

     

 

Artist Statement 

 

My work embraces negative space, and is a line-based, enclosed, and triangular space of structural formation. Every line in each formation will always be joined, be it with pencil, thread, ink or wire. Order takes precedent - everything is in its place.

Currently I am playing with open lines, structuring them exposed and yet visualising them as a contained shape. Playing with my version of strength and solidity. The lines in my work must be crisp and sharp, exact and meticulously placed. I am working with a specific set of materials which are wood, metal (nails) wool, thread, paint & string. Nails are hammered onto a wall or into an object, I then begin to thread and map out a geometric structure, wrapping the nails, and keeping the solid lines taut, and precise.

 I withdraw from the overuse of colour - the only colour to be seen is within the thread - and invariably create the simple structure against white space to complete the overall image. I am also sampling with print works. I have began to cut into lino squares, creating connections and sharp lined designs. I am working with the technique of layering lines against one another. Be that drawing geometric designs onto a surface, printing ink shapes on top of this, creating a roughened surface and new dimension. My work follows the idea of contained line segments, connections are key.   

Other work reacts against this. Diluted watercolour flows over wood and paper; when dry, lines are drawn picking out specific shapes, resulting in a mapping of disorder. Within this, I find the overall controlled order. 

 

There is a definite concept of strength and solidity of line in my work. I like to create formations of enclosed shapes, preferably triangular, that form dynamic structures, repeated and consistent. 

 

 

Education

 

-I am a third year Fine Art student currently studying at Bath School of art and design to obtain my                           Fine Art Degree. 

 

- I obtained a Merit within my Foundation Degree studying at Stroud College. 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

-I took part in the final year exhibition at Stroud College producing a sculptural piece. 

 

- First year Fine Art exhibition held at the University of Bath Spa School of Art and Design.

 

- 'Converse' exhibition held in my second year Fine Art show. 

 

- 'Juncture' Walcott Chapel private exhibition in Bath.

 

-'Traces' Walcott Chapel private exhibition in Bath.

 

Work Experience

 

 I completed work experience at Christmas Steps Fine Art gallery in Bristol June 2013. 

 

 I also completed an internship  at the Bath Contemporary  Art gallery in Nov 2014. 

 

 

 

* References will be available on request.