Have a look at what each of the winners has to say about their own work:
Charlotte Hodes, Wallace Collection Series I 2005/06, 2006
Digitally Manipulated Drawing, Inkjet with Collaged Fragments
104cm x 137cm
The imagery for this work is sourced directly from both my female self and artworks in The Wallace Collection. The ideas are originated from a large series of pencil drawings and digital photos which together form a visual archive. This archive of individual elements is accessed and used to construct the image using both digital and direct collage processes. The visual fragments are composed through digital means while the cut line of the scalpel blade acts as the drawn line which challenges the ‘pureness’ of the digital surface. It forms the mesh which holds in tension both the actual physical layers of the collage, as well as the colour and fragmented elements across the picture surface.
Charlotte Hodes (b.1959 London UK) studied at Brighton College of Art (1977-78) and the Slade School of Art, London (1978-84). She is currently Associate Artist at The Wallace Collection, London, which will culminate in a solo show at the museum in May 2007. This has been supported by the Arts Council of England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She has recently been appointed Senior Research Fellow in Drawing at the London College of Fashion, London (2006). Selected exhibitions include: Figures and Patterns, Flow Gallery, London (2006); Cartoon, Collage and the Decorative Motif, Eagle Gallery, London (2006); Somewhere Totally Else – European Design Biennial, Design Museum, London (2003); Waste to Taste, Sotheby’s (2003); and Cacophony, a Cabinet of Vases Digital Responses, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2002). Her work is represented in many public collections including Birmingham City Art Gallery, the British Council, Deutsche Bank, Arthur Andersen and University College London.
James McLellan, Crypto-Flux, 2006
Pen on Paper
28cm x 23cm
The internalised flux of digital information, which silently flows through the veins of the developed world, forms the basis for these drawings. By incorporating mechanical processes in the methodology, the works reference the internet, a global non-space, an arena in which the individual can lose themselves in a realm of fantasy. These images are virtual realities, where a sense of the macabre alludes to a sinister presence in the machine with the infinite possibility of infiltration, subversion and corruption.
James McLellan (b.1981 Essex UK) studied at Northampton College (1999-00), Bournemouth and Poole College (2000-01) and the Southampton Institute (2001-04). Selected group exhibitions include: Sweet F.A., Southampton Institute (2004); Commonground, ArtSway Gallery, Sway, Hampshire (2004); and Wack Attack, Walcott Chapel, Bath (2005).
ZoÃ« Anderson, Farmer Neal Cassidy was the Result of Masturbating Drunks, 2006
40cm x 57cm
My work is created through the fascination of words, of sentences compiled and the images they evoke. I obsess on the structure of phrases and the possibilities of different words being placed next to one another.
This series of work came out of a frustration of trying to describe what I see when I read, in particular the works of Allen Ginsberg. It is also much more than the want to simply illustrate someone else’s words, but more of a need to understand the transformation of words to imagery in one’s head, the passage or journey that that word takes before it ends up as a visual representation of its self. I wanted to come up with a new visual language, a language that is accessible to people outside of the art world, a language that is commonly used by us all. The work therefore has been resolved in a ‘Google’ search engine. The results are endless and the possibilities of where this methodology could take work in the future are both massive and exciting. This series of work is therefore the starting point of a new dictionary.
ZoÃ« Anderson (b.1981 Newcastle-upon-Tyne UK) studied at Manchester Metropolitan University (2000-03) and the Royal College of Art, London (2004-06). She won the Thames and Hudson Art Book Prize (2006) and has undertaken residencies at Tchamala Kingdom Mountainside Retreat, Bulgaria (2002), Latvia Art Academy, Riga (2002) and the CitÃ© International des Arts, Paris, France (2005). Selected group exhibitions include: International Student Show, Latvia Art Academy, Riga, Latvia (2002); In the City Garden, Sofia, Bulgaria (2003); Open Studio, CitÃ© International des Arts, Paris, France (2005); Mani, Salzburg, Austria (2005); Office Wall, Ennon & Co, London (2005); Must Have, London Print Studio, London (2005); Drawing Projects, Campbell’s Art Gallery, London (2005); Untitled, CafÃ© Gallery, London (2006); Originals 06, The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London (2006); and the Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London (2005, 2006).
James Wright, Treasured Memories, 2006
Pencil on Paper
42cm x 32.5cm
Half real, half make-believe, these drawings offer up fictitious allegories that are waiting
The sarcophagus, the municipal bin laden full of sorrow, sprouts suggestions of the lonely isolated cemetery. Redundant tributes and ceremonial paraphernalia await their entombment amalgamation of past lives, where floral offerings are found only as weeds. The ephemera pathetically in the harsh, uncompromising landscape, no grandeur of the carved marble
The ground is baron. A plastic chair mourns beside the emptiness of the generic wheelie of an umbrella, a solitary signifier to mourning and a black day lies ominously.
James Wright (b.1979 Nottingham UK) studied at West Nottinghamshire College (1997-98), Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (1998-01), and is currently studying for an MA Painting at the Royal College OF Art, London. He was short-listed for the DLA Award, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London in 2001. shows include: Bar Room Bar, The Mailbox, Birmingham. Selected group exhibitions include: Mill, Birmingham (1999); Concrete Food, The Works Gallery, Birmingham (2000); Half Nice, Factory, Birmingham (2000); The Affordable Art Fair, London (2002); The Secrets of Aston Exhibition, Hall, Birmingham (2004); 25 Artists – 25 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London (2004); 40 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London (2005); RCA Secret, The Royal College of Art, London Room, The Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London (2005); Seeking Tacit Utopias, Surface Gallery, (2006); Pleasure Yourself, Royal College of Art, London (2006); and Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Gallery, Kendal (2006). His work is held in both public and private collections in the UK.
Conditions of Entry
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2006 was open to all artists resident or domiciled within the United Kingdom. Artists were invited to submit up to three drawings, made since January 2005, each within a size limit of 2.5m x 2m. The selection panel were given the choice as to whether to view any work submitted which fell outside of these conditions of entry.
Over 2,300 drawings were entered and the work was displayed for the selection panel over a two-day period in order to facilitate their selection of the exhibition. Prizes were discussed, debated and awarded by the selection panel at the end of this period. Details of this year’s prizewinners will be available after the announcement of the prizewinners has been made on 19th September 2006.
A full colour catalogue is available to accompany the exhibition, illustrating work from all shortlisted artists, with introductory essays from Prof. Anita Taylor, Roanne Dods, Prof. Roderick Bugg, Dr Yvonne Crossley and Paul Thomas.
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