Oil on Tarmac Oil on Tarmac

by 
Jo Dennis

Limited edition of 20
Incl. signed and numbered certificate
€800
Year 2019
Size 60.5 × 45 [cm]
Paper Type Fuji Gloss
Print Type C-type
Year 2019
Size 60.5 × 45 [cm]
Pages Fuji Gloss
ISBN C-type

About the artist

Coming from a background in fine art, Jo Dennis’ practice refuses to be defined
by a single medium. Her photographic images are often layered with found materials and paint, and are framed by an intuitive understanding of composition. Drawn to sites of neglect and decay, Jo’s latest project centres on a disused car repair workshop in London, which will soon be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

“The idea of something being ‘waste’ interests me as a vehicle to think about time and memory. What does it mean to be in the past or spent, what does something become once it no longer is in use?”
Jo Dennis

“There is a certain magical quality about new and old ruins which allow us to connect ourselves to time.”
Jo Dennis

Studio Images © Rachel Morón

Jo Dennis

Forres, Scotland

Urban renewal, decay and memory are recurrent themes for multidisciplinary artist Jo Dennis (b.1973, Scotland). Fascinated by the histories of discarded objects, the artist's projects have been inspired by abandoned hotels, a derelict swimming pool, and a decaying car yard awaiting demolition. Coming from a background in painting, her work is defined by strong composition, and her textured images are often layered with paint and salvaged materials. Dennis is the co-founder of Peckham 24, an annual photography event in London.

About the artist

Coming from a background in fine art, Jo Dennis’ practice refuses to be defined
by a single medium. Her photographic images are often layered with found materials and paint, and are framed by an intuitive understanding of composition. Drawn to sites of neglect and decay, Jo’s latest project centres on a disused car repair workshop in London, which will soon be demolished to make way for a new housing development.

“The idea of something being ‘waste’ interests me as a vehicle to think about time and memory. What does it mean to be in the past or spent, what does something become once it no longer is in use?”
Jo Dennis

“There is a certain magical quality about new and old ruins which allow us to connect ourselves to time.”
Jo Dennis

Studio Images © Rachel Morón

Jo Dennis

Forres, Scotland

Urban renewal, decay and memory are recurrent themes for multidisciplinary artist Jo Dennis (b.1973, Scotland). Fascinated by the histories of discarded objects, the artist's projects have been inspired by abandoned hotels, a derelict swimming pool, and a decaying car yard awaiting demolition. Coming from a background in painting, her work is defined by strong composition, and her textured images are often layered with paint and salvaged materials. Dennis is the co-founder of Peckham 24, an annual photography event in London.

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