Jenny Drinkwater Catherall Cheshire, United Kingdom
Jenny Catherall (Drinkwater) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and landscape interventions. The landscape lies all around us offering her a plethora of material to delve into as it continual transforms.
We are surrounded by an invisible landscape of spaces, colour, light, sound and movement. Creating this physical presence within the artwork is central to her practise. Free-form abstractions that embrace a spontaneous, bold and intensely individual approach. Encompassing the experience of clashing natural and man-made environments. Often moving off the canvas to create intriguing sculptural installations. As well as using the canvas by cutting up past paintings and re-arranging them into new collaged interpretations of the landscape.
Through personal intuition, expressive mark making and painterly improvisation, her art experiments with the layering of forms and pattern alongside mixed-media materials. Having fun with scale to create works ranging from miniature to massive, she offers unique experiences with each body of work.
She firmly believes that our self-identity is tied into the social and cultural essence of the landscape and that there are hidden or invisible layers that we can’t see - similar to her own neurological health disability. By layering up landscape imagery and physically manipulating it she is setting out to show how everything around us is reconstructed and manufactured.
The landscape is a blend of people and nature. There is no longer one without the other. The traditional way of seeing and experiencing the world has been abandoned, therefore the different strands of her work attempts to show more than just what we see on the surface.