Contemporary Art Society North has commissioned Newcastle-based artist Jane Millican to produce a Limited Edition Print for new CAS North Members.
Pencil on paper transferred to archival pigment print on Somerset Photo Satin 300gsm, 21 x 29.7cm
Edition of 250
Printed by Omni Colour, London
Background on the artist:
Following a BA in Fine Art at Northumbria University, Jane Millican completed an MFA (Painting) at Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2002, then returned to the North East in 2008. Best known as a painter working in thick oil paint, her large abstract work Untitled (green) was shortlisted for the 2002 John Moores 22 painting prize.
In 2006, she started to make pencil drawings of details of her paintings, as a means of closely studying the materiality of paint, the layering of brushmarks and the points where different colours collide. Her extensive body of drawings break down accepted hierarchies between oil-on-canvas and pencil-on-paper, reverse the traditional practice of the painting following from the pencil sketch, and hover at the borderline between abstraction and representation. These works have been exhibited in the UK and abroad, including the touring exhibition for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2007, and the group exhibition Graphite at Gallery North, Newcastle, in 2011.
For further information about Jane Millican, see:
11 for 2011: Artist Films http://vimeo.com/37311842