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Jo Hummel

Giclée Print

Available in size A2

Edition of 150

Artwork Information

Transformer is an exclusive print created for the campaign A-R-T for Ukraine. It is a digital reproduction of an original work by the artist Jo Hummel. 

Transformer was created in 2019 for a solo exhibition which was divided between two countries, Sweden and UK. The themes informing the body of work as a whole were largely displacement and transformation. 

Every print sold in this collection will go towards supporting The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. 

We will donate 100% funds raised to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal supporting shelter, food, first aid and warm clothes. We would like to thank Jo Hummel for donating her artist fee from the sale of these works.

About the artist:

Jo Hummel's work is characterised by a painted and paper collaged surface on which she employs spontaneous variations of space, colour and form.  

Although her painting collages are physically engaged and materially driven the context is purposefully anthropological and Hummel’s works are informed by human habits and behaviour, with a particular interest in determinism and freewill just as much as formal concerns.

Hummel runs experiments where the process often determines the outcome and provides a safe arena for improvisation, a place where rational procedures can co- exist alongside intuition. In doing this she explores the unpredictable nature of intuition and spontaneity - her practice functioning as a simulation of decision making experiences which enable her to grasp, and make use of sensations such as anxiety or serenity. And it is via these conflicting emotional states of comfort, satisfaction, anxiousness, repulsion and so on that Hummel is able to tap into the ubiquitously felt state of human uncertainty. The social structures we all exist in guide and interfere with how we feel and what we choose to do on a daily basis. Our social class, religion, gender and ethnicity all play a part in what we deem pleasant or unpleasant.

The nature of collage is that throughout its creation a work is in constant flux. The artist must negotiate the canvas by rearranging, choosing and adjusting, often over long periods and having explored hundreds, even thousands of the infinite possible outcomes. In this way the creative process itself is as significant as the final outcome.

Jo Hummel works from her studio on the Isle of Wight.

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