Conceived through Jess Burgess' commentary on the modern consumption of imagery, Izzy is a disruptive pictorial composition akin to the vast swathes of digital media that we can just discard without much thought.
Leaning on her own experiences, Jess realises these images of women and interiors to mirror her own research into the "virtual window" - the relationship we have with technology and the impact that has on our own creativity.
By bringing more traditional, painterly techniques into the same space as digital media, Jess investigates how the process of painting as a discipline, is a far more meaningful and interactive way of instigating a dialogue between our existing histories as humans, and the new material we create today.
BA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, 2016.
MA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, 2017.
Awards: Winner of Zealous Stories 2018. Winner of the Young Artist of Year, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, 2017. Winner of the Dubery and Brogden Scholarship, East Anglian Art Fund, 2016.
Group Exhibitions: Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Holt Festival, Holt 2019. At the End of Lines, Original Projects, Great Yarmouth 2019. Two Lives in Colour, East Gallery, Norwich 2019. Fully Awake, Royal Collage of Art, London 2018.