Artists Jane Goodwin
Jane Goodwin’s art is a continual journey. Making sculpture is political, her soft body furniture is personal, and her painting is cerebral.
Paintings Since 2004 Goodwin has developed her ‘Blue on Blue’ series of paintings, she uses a restricted palette of blue powdered pigment with limited reference to the natural world. The paintings are stripped of any relationship to a subject, decorative, symbolic or otherwise. She focuses on creating new forms. Planes, space, colour and surface are her primary concerns. Her work connects her to a long lineage of abstract painters, the Concrete artists of the 1930s and the Systemic artists of the 60s. Although devoid of any recognisable subjects, these darkly glowing radiant blue paintings reflect in part the many geometric patterns and shifts of colour and light Goodwin witnesses on a daily basis in the urban environment around her.
“My sole interest with these abstract works has been the formal elements of colour, surface and space. I am influenced by the light reflected on the surfaces of buildings and water. I mix powder pigment to give an intense highly saturated depth of colour, with a soft powdery surface texture which draws the viewer into the picture plane. They appear more sculptural than two dimensional.” (Jane Goodwin)
Sculpture Jane Goodwin’s earlier training in fashion design give this sculpture a boldness and drama. The faceless workers of The City, almost like ghosts, are depicted in this work where the faces are censored and generally ripped of any personal identity.
Drawings The Iconic Chair suite is a series of drawings of thread on paper, which echo the chairs of the 20th Century furniture designers.
The classic and seductive sculptural qualities of the chairs are influenced by designers of this period, including Anne Jacobson, George Nelson, Le Corbusier, Tom Dixon and Marcel Breuer.
2018 ‘CONCEALED’, Jaggedart, London W1G 6PS
2018 ‘THE ART OF INTERIORS’, Lisa Norris Gallery, London
2018 ‘MOODY BLUES AND GREY’, Jaggedart, London W1G 6PS
2017 ‘LONDON -CHOSEN FRAGMENTS’ Jaggedart, London
‘A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES’ Jaggedart, London
2016 Group show, Lisa Norris Gallery, London
2015 CITY BLUES (solo exhibition) Lisa Norris Gallery, London.
2014 ‘BY CHANCE OR DESIGN’ Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
2014 ‘NOTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE’, Tassili Gallery (Solo exhibition) July 2014 Catalunia, Spain
2014 ASSORTMENT VI, Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
2014 INTIMATION OF PRESENCE, Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
2011 ART LONDON, Jaggedart, Islington London