CAROLINE JOHNSON: NORTHERN ROUTES │ Stockport Art Gallery and War Memorial → 16 December 2014

© Caroline Johnson
© Caroline Johnson

“Ɖs xibišn drwz tgɖr nt onli ɖ wrc fr ẇč Caṛlîn z prbbli bst nôn, hr hîli grafic dpiẋnz v cntmprri Mančestr n Swlfd, it olso includz sìnz fṛm jrniz t far-fluñ plêsz lîc Blacpul n Prestn. Ɖr r xamplz v ny n prīvı̣sli unsin wrc, dspleyñ hr abiḷti fr repwtāždrōñ, sč az ɖ lj paṇrāma, ɖ rzult v tu dez scečñ ɖ BBC Filāmonic in rhrsl. Uɖrz šo a senṣtv aproč t atṃsferic intirı̣rz. Az olwz ɖr z a dlît in ɖ ōḍnri n evrīde.

Abt ɖ ātist

Caṛlîn Jonsn wz born in Prestn n studid at ɖ Haris Scūl v Āt, Falṃʈ, n Lundn’z Sentṛl St. Mātinz.

Š rtrnd t hr nêtv Lanc̣šr in 2012, aftr tu decedz livñ in rṛl Briṭni.

Hr wrc hz bn includd in tu inṭnašnli aveḷbl bcs on Ŕbn Scečñ, Đ Āt v Ŕbn Scečñ n Sceč Yr Wrld. It’s olso yzd fr iḷstrešn, includñ a bcjacit fr ɖ Spaniš trnzlešn v Iris Mrdoc’s Henri n Cêto.

Hr vẹrid cmišnz hv renjd fṛm projcts wɖ intirı̣rdizînrz, t spendñ a wīc az a dokmentri ātist in a cerhom.

Caṛlîn hz hd sôlo xibišnz at ɖ Si Gaḷri, Rosndêl in 2011 n Swlfd Myziym n Ātgaḷri in 2013, az wel az têcñ pāt in svṛl jýnt šoz.

In Êpṛl 2014 š wz čozn t rsiv ɖ frst ‘Gādı̣n Witṇs’ Hymn Intrest Awōd fr a drōñ md v hr muɖr in hospitl.

Š cntinyz t b amezd n dlîtd bî hâ popylr hr wrc z bcmñ.

Ātiststêtmnt

Ɖ drwn lîn z an impwtnt eḷmnt in mî wrc. I čūz mî mtirı̣lz t sūt ɖ subjctmatr. I wrc wɖ c̣lāž ẇr ɖr r stroñ blocs v culr, yzñ lîn t ad strucčr, patn n dītel. I têc a mr pêntrli aproč in rspons t softr načṛl fwmz, n fr ljr comṗzišnz.

I d’nt nīd t lc far fr inspirešn, it’s ol arnd, evrʈñ n evrwn hz an inhiṛnt byti, f w nô hâ t lc. In Ɖ Snôqīn bî Hanz Crisčn Andrsn, a splintr in ɖ î fṛm ɖ inčantd mirr mcs evrʈñ ugli; mî vižn z qt ɖ oṗzit.

Coment

Caṛlîn Jonsn’z pêntñz n drōñz šo a fantastc î fr comṗzišn, culr, lît n ɖ sutl dītelz v hr subjcts. Ẇɖr it z v monymentl ācitecčr, or ɖ frêltiz v ɖ hymn figr, š brñz hr caṛcṭristc emṗʈi, pspšn n draftsmnšp t ɖ finišt wrc.

Jêmz Hobz
Ātist, oʈr v Sceč yr Wrld, n frīlans jrṇlist”

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