Jennifer Letchet Paintings

My work explores fundamental elements of painting, the relationship between colour and line. I intend my paintings to affect the viewer optically with the illusion of shapes moving and receding. Colour theory is very important to my work. I use specific hues to symbolise ideas or emotions. The contained shapes on canvases seem more like objects than lines. My recent work explores natural and man-made disasters and the impact this has on our environment. I want to record the changing landscape through simplified shapes and colours.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wimbledon MA Interim Show: Futura Bold/Futura Oblique Review

Futura Bold/Futura Oblique had its Private Views on 3rd/10th March at The Nunnery Gallery (part of Bow Arts), Bow, East London.  I exhibited in the first show: Futura Bold.  We had split arbitrarily into two groups, Bold was curated by Juan Bolivar and exhibited 30 artists.  The exhibition showed a ranged of work from sculpture, painting, drawing, and installation work.

I exhibited three new pieces, all measuring 57 x 60 cm and using egg tempera on a chalk ground.  The work (as seen below) appeared like a geometric coloured shape on an almost ceramic ground.  I wanted the contrast between the hard ceramic-ness of the chalk with the delicate sheen of the paint.  The shapes appear to hover, almost in an imagined sense.  The shapes make no sense, they reference a space, an architecture impossible to realise.  The are not regular shapes, they are not reality.  

I wanted to create arbitrary and random forms.  I have achieved this by using dice throws to collate random numbers to be used as co-ordinates.  Then using a defined set of rules, I plot my shape in a similar way to a dot-to-dot drawing.

I thought the show had been curated well, but it was not as successful as Oblique for many reasons.  The curator had not taken as many risks as had been hoped for, the show appeared almost too normal.  He had placed works well together and it had a professional gleam to it.  However, this has its advantages and disadvantages; it did not appear as a typical haphazard 'student' show, but it lacked the experimentation and vitality.  It appeared conventional, almost dull.  You could have found a show like this in any other gallery.  Ultimately, it was not unique and it most definitely was not bold.  I don't ever hope for a Futura Weak.

Scott Mason and Jordan Baseman
Critique with David Barrett, Jordan Baseman & Edwina Fitzpatrick 04/03/2011

Fiona Biddington chalk drawings on black paper

9 (Phthalo Blue Graphite), Egg Tempera on Chalk Ground, 57 x 60 cm by Jennifer Letchet

Alexandra March Installation

Kirsten Little Photograph Installation

9 (Phthalo Blue Graphite), Egg Tempera on Chalk Ground, 57 x 60 cm by Jennifer Letchet
4 (Emerald Graphite), Egg Tempera on Chalk Ground, 57 x 60 cm by Jennifer Letchet
9 (Blue Graphite), Egg Tempera on Chalk Ground, 57 x 60 cm by Jennifer Letchet
Ann-Marie James Drawing

Amelia Critchlow pieces


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