TOAFtakeover : Jordy Hewitt
Welcome to #TOAFtakeover, an Instagram series that gives you an insight into the work and life of our artists.
Hi I’m Jordy Hewitt and I’ll be your TOAF Takeover host today. This is my studio in Fremantle at the Many 6160 project. Image by my good friend and amazing artist Liz Looker.
My visual art practice started at life drawing classes and many of my early works feature heads, faces and bodies. I’ve always worked in a way that is involved, direct and quick because I want to connect with something emotional (tapping a vein, rather than focusing on what the image is becoming). Monoprinting appeals to me because it is very painterly and allows for really atmospheric and affecting mark making like smudges, scratches and finger-prints.
In these works I started to dismantle the figures I was used to drawing from observation and create more of a disorienting soup. The focus moved away from the person as a motif (a tangible subject) to a sensory and existential transcription.
Act One Scene One XXI commissioned for a foyer space at Crown Towers Perth, pictured at my framers just before collection earlier this year.
Install image of my solo show Act One Scene One at Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne in 2015. The title of this series refers to my grandmother’s last words – she believed in reincarnation but was not particularly thrilled with the prospect of having to return. There is a mix of apprehension, expectation and fear involved in leaping and shifting and maybe this work acknowledges and encourages that.
Pool XVIII, 2016, oil on canvas, 122 x 92 cm. One of the paintings I showed at The Other Art Fair in Sydney (still available). Margaret Moore shares some insight and musings on this series in a speech at my exhibition opening in June –> Video featured on my website.
Pool XXVIII, 2016, oil on canvas, 61 x 46 cm. One of my paintings that found a home in Sydney a few weeks ago. Image courtesy of Trias Studio.
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