Jessica Copping

Artist Statement

My practice articulates a post-apocalyptic worldview, that combines humanities fading presence with elements from nature to question how long man will live in respect to deep time and to comment on the culpability of our actions against the environment for humans now and humans to come.
I integrate illusionary drawing and painting techniques with abstract minimalist surfaces to create an unusual mixture of spontaneous mark making and considered detail which lies somewhere between drawing and painting. When viewed collectively my paintings form a complex web of signification, where bursts of detail, colour and abstract forms add to the overall atmosphere and meaning.