L O O K I N G I N, L O O K I N G O U T
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Bridging the divide between motherhood and the art-world has proved to be a catalyst for an exciting new body of work. Partly auto-biographical, acclaimed artist Katherine Jones has taken the archetypal children’s playground and the objects and things a child uses on a daily basis and has employed these as a starting point for the works in “LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT.”
The fascination of the familiar objects of childhood playgrounds; roundabouts, climbing frames, and the apparatus which form secure considered places for children’s play have become Katherine's means of expression for describing her personal experiences of witnessing her own children’s development as they begin. Play is one of the most basic instincts that we are born with, and by playing together we begin to learn about the world around us. In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations through play, develop their social skills, a sense of self, and creativitiy.
Starting from drawings, watercolours and maqueetes, the final prints evolve through the lengthy proofing process. Working intuitively and with a flexibility to her approach Katherine’s prints are built up through the collographic process.
ABOUT KATHERINE JONES
Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter. She was brought up in Herefordshire studied printmaking in both Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of Art. She has worked within the field of fine art printmaking for several years and now concentrates solely on her own practice, living and working in South London. By combining traditional forms of intaglio and relief print (etching, collagraph and block-print) she produces her distinctive images.
Katherine is the current artist in residence at Eton College, Windsor and is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently the ‘London Original Print Fair Prize’ at the RA Summer Exhibition, 2014 and ‘The Printmaking Today Prize’ at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, 2014.
Her work is held at the V&A Prints and Drawings Collection and The V&A National Art Library, London. The University College London Hospitals Art Collection, The House of Lords, Government Art Collection, The Yale University Library - Conneticut, USA. Boston Athenaeum, Massachusets, USA. Her work has recently been aquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA.