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.

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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:


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David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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