The Other Art Fair

Brooklyn: Artist Jo Hummel’s New Water Series

Leading up to The Other Art Fair Brooklyn (Nov. 8-11, Brooklyn Expo Center), we caught up with artist and exhibitor Jo Hummel about her new “Water” series. (Images courtesy of Julian Winslow and Tanya Goodwin)

“It covers three quarters of our planet and makes up two thirds of our bodies. The island on which I live is surrounded by it and I am constantly engaged in childish fascination with it . The sea, water and reflection are major themes in this new series.”

“The swimming pool photos came about as a way of extending the storytelling. The reflections in the compositions are reflected a second time like a kaleidoscope and it gives me great joy to see the artwork is in conversation with the subject itself.”

“I work mainly with paper. For me it is a material charged with emotion and familiarity. A birthday card, a thumbed paperback and a scribbled note are all often sources of inspiration. Since childhood I have made sense of my experiences by scrap booking. My collage work is an evolution of this simple activity.”

JO HUMMEL ( b.1982 UK) trained at the Royal College of Art London and was hailed as ‘the next generation to turn its back on Emin and Hirst’s conceptual works’ by the Observer. Joanne has exhibited internationally including 53rd Venice Biennale, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Jerwood Drawing Prize and many European Art Fairs. She is represented by numerous London Galleries. Commendations include Head of collections at Soho House, Kate Bryan, as one of the ‘Must see artists at the Other Art Fair’ and the Times Newspaper ‘Picking up a Picasso is one click away’. Joanne has a growing international collector base and is included in public and private collectionsin many countries such as US, UK, Canada, Australia, Europe and Singapore.

Be sure to check out Jo’s work at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn!