ArtHouse Jersey pop-up exhibition: ‘Headland’ – Drawings and paintings by Danny Booth
ArtHouse Jersey is delighted to announce the next in their series of pop up exhibitions at Greve de Lecq Barracks, ‘Headland’, a collection of Paintings & Drawings by Danny Booth.
Danny is a Fine Art graduate whose practice embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques including mixed media, painting, drawing and sculpture.
Although the work is figurative in nature abstract forms appear through the mark making and layering process he applies to the surface.
Danny’s work takes inspiration from nature and his personal experiences whilst walking.
Danny’s work is made at a later date in the studio, so memory is an important aspect of the work. Expressive marks and thick impasto paint are built up frantically to convey the textures and depth of the landscape. Although the work is figurative in nature abstract forms appear through the mark making and layering process he applies to the surface.
As well as his Fine Art practise Danny also has been involved in many community based arts projects including set design, murals, public art installations and workshops.
Artist Danny Booth said: “All the work was created last winter using reference photos and memories from walking on various cliff paths around the local coastline. I spend a lot of time walking on the cliff paths and have found the vastness of the rugged coastlines inspiring for my work. Jersey can often feel constricted but walking on the north and south coast cliffs removes that feeling.
“As I work alone I was lucky in that I could continue to work in my studio throughout the pandemic. It was actually a very productive time for me. The sense of isolation you get from walking and working alone for me is a positive one and my aim was to replicate those feelings throughout this body of work.”
Danny says a lot of the work that features in this pop up exhibition was inspired by some of the huge storms Jersey experienced last winter, which are reflected through the mark making and built up textures. The entire show is in monochrome, a comment on the sometimes bleak feeling of an Island winter, particularly during extremely wild weather. “Working without colour was a big change from how I normally work. It meant that I had to find new approaches to how I paint which was challenging, but fruitful”.