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 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 to learn about the world around them.
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 collography process, which can be used for both intaglio and relief printmaking. The ‘plate’ comprises a range of textures which transfers the ink to the paper through the printing process. This method of working and creating imagery gives Katherine the ability to work in a fluid and painterly manner.
'Looking in, Looking out' comprises maquettes and three dimensional pieces which have been made alongside as well as informing the final prints.
Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter. She was brought up in Herefordshire and now lives and works in Brixton, South London. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print, namely etching, collagraph and block-print to produce 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 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2014 and 'London Original Print Fair Prize' prize at the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers 2014. Her work is held at the V&A prints and drawings collection, The V&A National Art library, Yale University Library, The House of Lords and in public collections worldwide.
The Foundry Gallery is a gallery and contemporary art space in the heart of Chelsea, London showcasing contemporary new artwork exploring the relationships that can be found and forged between fine art and architecture. The Foundry Gallery is supported by Le Lay Architects and curated by Elizabeth Goode.