Artwork > Anima

Inner Self
Graphite and ink on canvas
1200 x 1200
2019
Living Being
Charcoal and ink on canvas
1200 x 1200
2019
Flesh and Blood
Graphite and ink on canvas
1200 x 1200
2019
Devine Breath
Graphite and ink on canvas
1200 x 1200
2019
Dust Becomes
Charcoal and ink on canvas
1200 x 1200
2019
Rush
Graphite and ink on 300gsm paper
500 x 320mm
2019
Unseen
Charcoal and ink on 300gsm paper
500 x 320mm
2019
Wraith
Graphite and ink on 300gsm paper
500 x 320mm
2019

In Jungian psychology the word ‘Anima’ refers to the soul and is the part of our inner personality that is in communication with the subconscious. The works in this exhibition are a means of expressing the unconscious mind, while engaging it in relation to conscious art making strategies.

These paintings/drawings are process based and explore Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist techniques along with automatic drawing and deliberate mark making that emphasise the tension or balance between these elements. The medium used and the technique when applying the gestural mark is suggestive of the unconscious approach to mark making while the deliberate drawings react to the given gesture, permitting the drawing to unfold and take shape, making a mark on the mark that made itself.