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)
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.
Jane Goodwin completed her M.A. in Fine Art at the University of Brighton 1995-7.
'LONDON -CHOSEN FRAGMENTS' 25th May - 25th June 2017 Jaggedart
'A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES' 26th April - 20th May 2017 Jaggedart
LISA NORRIS Gallery DEC 2016 London
CITY BLUES (solo exhibition) 5th November - 5th December 2015 Lisa Norris Gallery, London.
'BY CHANCE OR DESIGN' 18th Sept - 4th October 2014 Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
'NOTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE' Tassili Gallery (Solo exhibition) July 2014, Palamos, Catalunia, Spain
ASSORTMENT VI April 2014 Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
INTIMATION OF PRESENCE March/April 2014 Jaggedart Gallery, London W1G 6PS
'THE SHAPE OF THINGS' Aug 2012 Jaggedart Gallery , London
ART LONDON Jan 2011 Jaggedart, Islington London
ART LONDON Jan 2010, Jaggedart, Islington London
METROPLOIS July 2009 Jaggedart Gallery, London
MOVING BODIES – MOVING MINDS April 2008 University of Surrey
FREE FALL (Solo exhibition) Sept 2008 University of Surrey
PLUS ONE GALLERY Dec 2006 Pimlico, London
FREE FALL (solo exhibition) April 2006 McHardy Coombs Gallery, London
NUEVO BRITANICOS April 2006 British Brazilian Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
CITY RACING – RACING CITY (solo exhibition) October 2004 University of Surrey
ETC VENUES, Cornhill, London (solo Exhibition) March 2004 In conjunction with the Contemporary Art Society
ART AGE AND GENDER Jan – March 2004 The Corn Exchange Newbury,The Usher Gallery Lincoln. Orleans House, Richmond
FLEXIBLE 3 CLOSE TO THE BODY Sept 2000 Pan European Touring exhibition, Dutch Textile Council, Holland, Austria, Poland, England Germany.
'City Blues' Lisa Norris Gallery , London'Free Fall' University of Surrey'Nuevo Britanicos' Sao Paulo, Brazil'Nuevo Britanicos' Sao Paulo, Brazil'Chair Person No 1' Palamos, Catalunia
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