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Janine Hall

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Degree: MA Drawing
University: Wimbledon College of Art
Graduation Year: 2017

New Blood Art Statement

Artist selected to exhibit at FBA Futures 2017  and accepted into the RWA show – Drawn 2017 & ING Discerning Eye 2018.

A flicker of light averts our attention to the ceiling, we become lost in its glittering embrace, the sun shifts and it’s gone. Janine Hall is concerned with the transient and elusive nature of light. The ‘Light Series’, can be seen as that moment when light peers through the shadows and, before our eyes adjust, throws colour out to reach us. Red, blue, yellow wildly scream across the canvas, there is no vantage point, no legible shape – only the colour that presents itself through the crossing of light and shadow. Hall’s expressive translation of light is seductive, it encapsulates the moment that light doesn’t always make sense. As it may be, we look out the window and the stars of daylight twinkle across the glass. These works encompass that moment and more, they remind us of those pleasant moments when light turns our vision into an abstraction.

Artist Statement

Helen Frankenthaler says “A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image”.

The moments when your head and heart synchronise to produce such a work come when you are not looking. Just as you are caught by an unexpectedly beautiful image as you turn a corner and have left your camera at home. It may be that the image has always been there and it’s only the synchronicity of head and heart that allows you to see it on this occasion.

My practice appears to come from the Japanese literary style that believes the truest representation of the searching mind is to ‘follow the brush’ or in my case ‘follow the pencil’, drawing and developing ideas across shadows, light and fleeting moments. I enjoy taking a concept and carrying it across other materials when an idea allows.

Chance and balance play a big part in how the work develops and the possibility of something ‘just happening’ as I follow my pencil brings me to a place, in the end, where I stand back to look at the work and ask: did I make a beautiful picture?

Solo Exhibitions

2015, Nudes, Hepsibah Gallery, London
2008, Solo show, Hepsibah Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2018, Group show, The Black Barn, Suffolk
2018, Dissecting the Archive, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2018, Seven Artists, Sevenoaks, Kaleidoscope, Sevenoaks
2018, The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Annual Open exhibition 2018, Exeter Castle, Exeter
2018, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London
2017, New Perspectives, C4RD, London
2017, Unframed, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2017, MA Drawing Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2017, Reflection & Transformation, Merton Arts Festival, London
2017, Group show, Capsticks LLP, London
2017, RWA - The Royal West of England Academy Drawn Biennial, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2017, The Same Difference, The Art Space Gallery, Cass Arts, London
2016, Drawn Together, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks
2016, Sixty, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London
2016, Out of Line, C4RD, London
2015, We All Draw @ UAL - Part of We all Draw Symposium, The Barge House, London
2015, Summer Open, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London
2015, BA Fine Art Painting Degree show, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2014, Collaborative group show, Peter Peers Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
2014, Park14, Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon
2013, Wells Art Contemporary Open, WAC, Wells, SW England
2012, 10 out of 10, Vyner Street Gallery, London
2012, Group show, Capsticks LLP, London
2011, Group show, Capsticks LLP, London
2011, Bur Tur Award - short listed, UAL, London
2011, Luxury, Wimbledon College of Art, London
2008, Series of shows, 2008-2013 and 2015, The Black Barn, Suffolk

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2011, Bur Tur Award - short listed
2013, Wells Art Contemporary Open
2014, Cannizaro Sculpture show
2017, RWA - The Royal West of England Academy Drawn Biennial
2017, Marcus Beale Architect's Drawing Prize and Residency
2018, The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Annual Open exhibition 2018
2018, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Original works:

Black Water Study after Andrea...

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£290

White Water Study

By Janine Hall

£290

Alternative World (4)

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£750

Alternative World (6)

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£750

Window Shadow

By Janine Hall

£690

Dapple 2 (Part of the Light S...

By Janine Hall

£625

Still Waters

By Janine Hall

£390

Red Thames

By Janine Hall

£325

Open Door - Part of the Light ...

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£700

Light Series - Air Calligraphy...

By Janine Hall

£490

Boogie Woogie

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£500

Draw & Paint - Black & Blue

By Janine Hall

£550

Light Series - Grey Pool

By Janine Hall

£490

Gusts and Eddies

By Janine Hall

£495

Light Series - Infinity

By Janine Hall

£365

Abstract Doodle (3)

By Janine Hall

£250

Still Alive (3) (Shadow)

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£200

Walking Round Squares and Into...

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£500

Walking Round Squares and into...

By Janine Hall

£550

Near and Far - Black and White...

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£325

Light Series (Loose Grid - ora...

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£490

Float

By Janine Hall

£600

Dappled Light

By Janine Hall

£590

Reflections

By Janine Hall

£300

Near and Far (3)

By Janine Hall

£490

Draw & Paint - White Squares

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£490

Draw & Paint - Green

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£490

Breeze

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£495

Light - Series Red Blue

By Janine Hall

£350

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