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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?




Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2017 RWA - The Royal West of England Academy Drawn Biennial Group show 2
2017 The Art Space Gallery, Cass Arts, Kingston The Same Difference Group Show

2017 Mall Galleries FBA – Futures Group show

2016 Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks Drawn Together Group Show September

2016 Wimbledon College of Art in the frame Group Show

2016 Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery Sixty Group Show 

2016 C4RD Out of Line Group Show November

2015 We ALL Draw @UAL Part of We All Draw Symposium at the Barge House

2015 Summer Open Angus-Hughes Gallery

2015 Wimbledon College of Art Degree show

2015 Nudes Hepsibah Gallery

2014 Aldeburgh Exhibition Peter Pears Gallery Collaboration with two artists 

2014 Park14 Cannizaro Park sculpture show Autumn

2013 Wells Art Contemporary (WAC)

2012 10 out of 10 Vyner Street Gallery Concept, curation and collaboration to produce an exhibition for 10 artists 

2011 and 2012 Capsticks Spring

2011 BurTur Award Shortlisted 

2011 Luxury - Part of series of shows at Wimbledon College of Art Collaborative group show

2008-2013, 2015 Black Barn
2008 Hepsibah Gallery

Original works:

Black Water Study after Andrea...

By Janine Hall

£290

White Water Study

By Janine Hall

£290

Alternative World (4)

By Janine Hall

£750

Alternative World (6)

By Janine Hall

£750

Window Shadow

By Janine Hall

£690

Open Door - Part of the Light ...

By Janine Hall

£700

Light Series - Air Calligraphy...

By Janine Hall

£490

Boogie Woogie

By Janine Hall

£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)

By Janine Hall

£200

Walking Round Squares and Into...

By Janine Hall

£500

Walking Round Squares and into...

By Janine Hall

£550

Near and Far - Black and White...

By Janine Hall

£325

Light Series (Loose Grid - ora...

By Janine Hall

£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

By Janine Hall

£490

Draw & Paint - Green

By Janine Hall

£490

Breeze

By Janine Hall

£495

Light - Series Red Blue

By Janine Hall

£350

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Wind and Rain

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Snowstorm

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