57 x 55 cm | 22 x 21 in
Original watercolour and collage on St Cuthbert Mill watercolour paper, set in a contemporary snow white mount.
"The Aesthetic qualities in my work are heavily influenced by childhood observation and everyday visual sources such as wallpaper, book covers, shopping lists and children’s drawings. The two come together in awkward handcrafted tension that has an unsophisticated relevance to the reality of the lives we live today."
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For Joanne Hummel-Newell, mark making and its deviation from cognitive processes can create a candid outcome. It is a particularly generous enterprise, as Hummell- Newell allows the space in her work for found artefacts, bearing the traces of another’s hand. An array of references, a near synaesthesiac grasp on the world and a multitude of conceptual interests cohere in these elegant and minimalist compositions brimming with energy.