Made during a residency in Abuja, Nigeria in the summer of 2019, Jamie Temple's monoprint brilliantly captures a sense of heat emanating from the city and the sun whilst simultaneously being an exploration of the growth rings of trees.
The colours, textures and patterns in his work represent those found in and around the natural and built environment within the city. The artist describes the blue skies, yellow sun, traditional textiles and the horizon stretching out from Abuja. The growth rings of trees are a source of fascination for Jamie because of the wealth of climatological data they hold.
Jamie is an artist-printmaker and educator whose practice is rooted in printmaking and woodworking from which he creates architectural and landscape inspired works on paper and site specific installations.
Recent projects and residencies have seen Jamie exploring themes centred around climate and the environment, our relationship to land and the horizon, understanding our climatological past, and unknown futures that lie ahead.
The sharing of knowledge and skills is also important to Jamie and his creative practice. He regularly delivers workshops and courses across print studios, museums, galleries and art centres in the UK and internationally; recently including the British Council, Barbican Centre, Camden Art Centre, Bow Arts Trust and House 33 in Nigeria.
Graphic and Media Design (BA Hons), London College of Communication, 2013.
Solo Exhibitions: Horizon, Art Hub Gallery, London 2019. Growth Rings, Kulture Kode, Abuja.
Residencies: Repositry for the Undercommons, 2019. RAW Labs, Bow Arts Trust, London 2019. One Environment, House 33, Abuja 2019. Temple Print Studio, Barbican Centre 2018. Pemberton Estate, Havering-Atte-Bower 2018. Office of Neglected Opportunities, Studio 73 Collections, 2016.
Jamie Temple has worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Barbican Centre, London; Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow and Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.