For this exhibition painter and printmaker Joanna Cohn presents new works from her Pangaea series.
In these works, inspired by the ancient supercontinent, surface texture reveals what lies beneath; seas are no longer a map maker’s light blue, but run livid as colour is layered on colour to suggest the teeming life beneath. By using materials and methods that can be manipulated, applied and removed, Joanna mimics the formation of surface through sedimentation, evaporation and biological and chemical erosion. In this way, surface, representation and meaning are eroded to give way to pure sensation. The purpose of these works is to invite the viewer to connect with the Earth and our environment, to take a moment to consider our place and relationship to the Earth at this moment in time.
Joanna is a London based artist studying for an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Her work has been displayed by The Sotheby Institute, The Woolwich Contemporary Art Fair, and she was a finalist in Glyndebourne’s Touring Art Competition. She has had residencies at The Grange and English National Opera for whom she produced bodies of work. Her work is currently available through New Blood Arts, Slash Arts via Artland.com and she is a Made in Arts London artist.
Main Image: Rodinia I