Gin Rimmington Jones is a photographic artist based in Brighton, East Sussex, currently engaged on an MA in Photography at the University of Brighton, 2016-2018. In 2014 Gin participated in a short film by Roy Petersen, Night Owls, a photographic, experiential night-time stroll in Brighton led by photographer Julia Horbasck, which featured some of Gin's images. In 2015 the artist took part in a group show around catharsis and art, Miraculous Urgency, at the Now and Again gallery, Brighton. Gin regularly donates her work to the annual, anonymous RCA Secret Art show which supports emerging artists and students.
Matters of the earth have been the bedrock of Gin's practice since she grew up on a farm in NE Hampshire. After decades spent living variously in London, New York, Amsterdam, Brighton, Andalucia and Cornwall, Gin returned to Brighton and her early passion, photography, to live and make work. The artist's photographic space embraces the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual; natural processes in relation to time, space and existence; and considers both landscapes and images to be in a constant state of transition. Gin's work reflects on questions of awareness, trace, surface, narrative, time and loss in a photographic dialogue which is both of personal interest but which also, the artist hopes, opens up a wider discourse relating to individual experience, and the interconnectedness of humankind and the earth.
Drawing on research methods that encompass notions of landscape within the disciplines of philosophy, history, archaeology, the sciences and the arts, Gin's work nonetheless is more interested in our emotional and embodied response to landscape, and how we might navigate our way within that, rather than pure intellectual enquiry.
"My work is an ongoing celebration of the endless potential of the photographic to communicate visually; its suggested connection to the real has always fascinated me . With my deep-rooted relationship to Earth and to fundamental questions of dwelling and co-existence, I am interested in how we interact emotionally and physically with our surroundings. Whilst people are not present in my work, nonetheless it is the juxtaposition of the trace of our presence in dialogue with what might be considered primal space that occupies me. I seek to explore the ways in which we might go beneath apparent surfaces, and instead experience landscape as a space for sensuous encountering."