Maker's Details - Brewerton, Jan

Jan’s work has its foundations in domesticity. In its details, its memories and its rituals. Individual works begin as close studies of everyday domestic objects – motifs arising in the forms of vessels, artefacts, implements, textiles, fruit forms, patterns and natural materials.

Category: Printmaking

Jan is interested in the pure contrast of black on white against a flat picture plane, and the complex spatial relationships and dimensions that so restricted a chromatic palette can still conjure in the mind’s eye. In the process of composition, her images break rules of scale and perspective within the image frame. They are black-and-white, occasionally colour prints: knowing artefacts, disinterested in the imitative naturalism of commonplace representation. They work in the way of picturing, not of illusion.


After many years teaching in specialist art education, Jan now works full-time in her Devon studio.


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