Jo Lane | From Committee Art to Freedom | The Art Hunter | Episode 81 | Now LIVE
In this show, David talks to artist Jo Lane who began as a film/TV director years ago and then rediscovered her talents in art with sketching and sculpturing later in life.
If you like the episode, please share and subscribe.
To watch programs go to; https://www.thearthunter.tv/
Jo uses her practice to explore social and psychological subjects. Working between the UK (until covid) and Australia she is a ‘drawer’ first and foremost, using charcoal, graphite, coloured pencils, and any other material that is present-to-hand, honouring the texture, immediacy, and honesty of drawing. This practice has increasingly turned to sculpture as a means of expression. Whilst immersed in fastidious mark-making and material use as metaphor, decision-making is reflexive, responding intuitively to the outside world, the inside world, and the differing shades and depths of surfaces. British Psychoanalyst, Donald W Winnicott places some artistic motivation in the tension between the desire to hide and the desire to communicate. Her work erupts from this tension, between the private refuge of thought and the nature of external engagement that is art making. “I am drawn to the concept that our minds are always in a state of being: experiencing something unseen and unknowable, yet engulfed. We can only be oneself, only imagining what it is like to be another. I make imagery to try to describe this personal universe, I reach for a visual vocabulary to articulate this state. My palette includes familiar things and by changing their context, these common things take on new meaning, inviting the viewer to connect.” Source: http://jolane.com/
Host: David Hunt Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (https://etainment.com.au/)
Director: Tim Barnett