Jodee Knowles


These images are from my latest collection entilted ‘A place before Tears’, opening night Tues 18th Feb 6pm, Linton and Kay Galleries.

The new collection ‘a place before tears’ is working with removing parts of the human in relation to an emotion. Playing with the idea of space and time and how two individuals can never experience the same moment in time the exact same way. The figures are thrust into a pictorial void that accentuates their vulnerabilities in order to bring attention to the camouflaged sections on their seemingly frail frames and souls.
 A video installation will accompany the collection that will help create an atmosphere of sparse backgrounds and isolated characters. People tend to see what they want to see, however, by purposefully getting the viewer to focus on what I want them to see, I will create a controlled atmosphere and allow for a moment for the audience to be independent of self, a questionable pain bringing people together.

Artist statement

My work is heavily based on the human condition and the emotional state of mind that makes or breaks a happy existence. My portraits are a reflection of ones memories and expectations, in which the concept of an intoxicating other is celebrated or hated. My characters attempt to awaken forgotten memoires and desired longings. By thematically dealing with the feeling of being torn… between addiction and satisfaction, between excess and boredom, I attempt to confuse my public’s senses and breach space, time and feeling. The works portray my own existence, where extreme experiences, fear and obsession collide. I am always hungry for emotional familiarity and am addicted to the chaotic environment of them. Each work represents and displays my connection with individuals who are involved in my life emotionally, and whose existence causes me to constantly question my own. My works are simply created for your emotion experience and pleasure. Once removing me as the artist, who suffered this process, the works become any individual’s moments.

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the infliction
the relentless desire for you high res
giving head