Jemma Appleby

Jemma’s body of recent drawings amplify each environments simplicity and purity with an aim of clarification. These clean minimal spaces offer little information yet have an authority to describe a magnitude. The non-narrative architectural spaces make enquiries of the memory, knowledge and experience of human space.

Jemma will be showing with Antlers at London Art Fair : Art Project 2015

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EDUCATION

2006- 2009 City and Guilds of London Art School

2005- 2006 Byam Shaw School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Holon 1:14.013, Meantime, Cheltenham

EXHIBITIONS

2014 Foundry Gallery

2014 Contemporary and Moderne British Drawings, The Art Stable, Dorset

2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Visual Arts, London

2014 Perfectionism : A Method of Practice, Griffin Gallery, London

2014 Exploration, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2013 Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington

2013 Postcard from my Studio, ACME Project Space, London

2013 Strange Worlds, Forum des Arts, Normandy

2013 About Town, Sarah O'Kane Contemporary Fine Art, Lewes

2012 Ludlow Open, Ludlow

2012 The Open West 2012, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester

2011 Now is my Winter, Griffin Rayne Gallery, London

2011 Outside In, Store Street Gallery, London

2011 One Alfred Place, Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art, London

2011 Artworks Open 2011, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

2011 Exhausted Colour, Griffin Rayne Gallery, London

2011 RBA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2010 Intimate Spaces, Galerie8, London

2010 Along These Lines, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

2010 Hampshire Open Studios, Lymington

2009 Hampshire Open Studios, Lymington

2009 City and Guilds of London Art School Degree Show, London

2008 Trinity Buoy Wharf, London

2008 The Jago, London

2007 Art Space Interim Show, London

2006 Babington House, London

2006 Eltham College, London

2006 Stark Gallery, Canterbury

ART FAIRS

2012 Hayloft Contemporary, Affordable Art Fair, London

2010 Young Talents, Affordable Art Fair, Brussels

2009 The Recent Graduates, Affordable Art Fair, London

PUBLICATIONS

2013 Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson by Anne Anderson

2012 Holon | Hutong | Jubilee Handmade limited edition book

2011 Gallery View, The Market, Business Investment magazine

2010 Press release, Threadneedle Prize

AWARDS

2013 Chateau de Blavou Residancy in association with Forum des Arts, Normandy

2012 Meantime Residency in association with The Open West

2010 The Arts Club Prize for Finest Drawing, National Open Art Competition Chichester

2010 Royal Society of British Artists residency Award at The British School at Rome

2010 Threadneedle Prize, The Mall Galleries, London

2009 The Haworth Trust Award for Painting

OTHER

2013 Democracy, Macaulay Library, Kent

2012 Permanent collection at Limewood Hotel, Lyndhurst

2009 Permanent collection at Whitley Ridge Hotel, Brockenhurst

2009 The Culture Show Special Edition: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, BBC2

New Works

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Wright Series

Jemma Appleby’s Wright series is an investigation into the complex relationship between architecture and landscape.

The forest landscape is used as a haven for solitude and calmness, where the slightest change can result in phenomenological moments which twist the already sublime environment into moments of questioning.

As with the forest, architecture has been a focus in the work, referencing utopias and enriched futures. Architectural forms have been used to explore the themes of shelter and protection by generating structures of physical impossibility. The structures integrated into the landscape are based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses. Initially they give the illusion of a building offering refuge, however they are no more than geometric planes creating a facade. It is our desire to be protected in an unknown environment which allows the audience to believe these structures are complete dwellings.

Taking Wright’s Usonian houses and laying them in majestic and perhaps romantic forestscapes, where they do not naturally belong, gives them an isolated grandeur. In an environment that causes style and design to be redundant, they become heroic and absurd. Yet it is the specific design features of the Usonian house; the cantilevered flat roof, the large glass doors and the wooden cladding, which contrast with the coniferous forest to create a sublime moment.

Elements of the structure are heightened in order to allow the landscape to become the architecture in a harmony of imbalance. They have become entwined and play with the perception of reality and illusion by creating a relationship between encounter of the natural world and invention.

 

Schwartz
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Pope Leigh
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Maxwell Stein
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Holon

Holon #4
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Holon #11
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Holon #13
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From the Blog

Artist Interview: Jemma Appleby

Jemma’s work focuses on the relationship between architecture and landscape. She explores this relationship by integrating architectural structures, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian houses and Ron Arad’s design museum, into her landscapes bringing together links between the natural world …

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