Jo Hummel's work is characterised by a painted and paper collaged surface on which she employs spontaneous variations of space, colour and form. Hummel runs experiments where the process often determines the outcome and provides a safe arena for improvisation, a place where rational procedures can co- exist alongside intuition. In doing this she explores the unpredictable nature of intuition and spontaneity - her practice functioning as a simulation of decision making experiences which enable her to grasp, and make use of sensations such as anxiety or serenity
Jo Hummel b. 1982, Farnborough UK. Lives and works in Isle of Wight. Graduated Royal College of Art 2006. Exhibitions include: Automatic, Victor Lope Gallery Barcelona (2021), Small is beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London (2021) Studio: Response 01 , Saatchi Gallery, London (2021) Simulation Paintings, After Nyne Gallery London (2021), Transformer I & II, And Gallery Edinburgh, and Nordic Art Agency Malmo Sweden (2019) Deep End Echo, Sid Motion Gallery, London (2018) Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2012) Collections include Christian Dior Collection Paris.
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10. Jo HummelWOODWORK
Acrylic on paper and ply, 50 x 40 x 3 cm.