Gin Rimmington Jones, photographic artist based in Brighton, UK
2016-2018 MA in Photography [Distinction] at the University of Brighton, UK
My work explores the nested relationship between humans and the natural world that surrounds us, focusing on the tension between the idea of landscape, and the experience of it, the printed surface of an image and the potential for metaphor and depth in black and white photography. Endlessly fascinated by the evolving interrelationship between culture, nature and the image, my work questions the primacy of Western anthropocentrism. It engages with the potential of the natural world's relationship with us, exploring a kind of landscape interiority. I like to play with scale, balancing on the line between abstraction, imagination and representation to embody the complexity of spatial relations that make up a landscape. This is a way of breathing my philosophical preoccupations into any project - time, space and existence. Ultimately any piece of work I undertake grasps at the ineffable spiritual and philosophical connection between man and matter.
“I can look at the world in a state of ‘not knowing’ and connect with something inner, something primal… that is what I am drawn to. Viewers have commented that my work is both conceptual and makes you feel something, and I take that as the highest of compliments. Growing up on a farm has given me a deep-rooted connection to the land and how we relate to it, to questions of dwelling and coexistence. I hope that viewers will be stirred to slow down and have a rethink of what surrounds them, what they are a part of … I am encouraging a deeper connection that goes beyond words. The gap between knowing and naming is where the magic of the experience of a landscape resides. An image can be an effective vessel for the things that cannot be said… I am saying the unsayable.”
EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, BOOKS
2020 : Solo show The Writing of Stones showing alongside Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes at Argentea Gallery, Birmingham B3 1RB, 17 September - 31 October
2020 : Joya-AiR, Almeria, Spain further two weeks residency, March https://joya-air.org
2020 : Portfolio Special Mention, Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, Urbanautica SACRED open call Somewhere among us a stone is ...
2020 : Cluster Photography and Print 19-23 February at UGLY DUCK London SE1 3LP
2020 : Photo Scratch, January, Elephant Workspace, London SE17 3EP https://photoscratch.org/Whats...
2019 : Dartmoor Summer School of Photography, August, with Brendan Barry, Jem Southam, Susan Derges, Sian Bonnell, Jason Evans and Sian Davey
2019 : Joya-AiR international artist residency May, Almeria, Spain
2019 : LoosenArt Gallery international group exhibition Environment Documenta 24 April - 1 May, Rome
2019 : Winner of the inaugural Metro Imaging/Satori mentorship award [2019-2020]
2018 : Long listed for the Jerwood/Photoworks Award
2018 : Viewpoints at The Photographers' Gallery, a talk to the public on one image from the Tish Murtha show
2018 : Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, Source online
2018 : Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, self-published artist made book, limited edition of 5
2018 : Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, group exhibition From the Flow of Appearances, Photography MA show at Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton
2015 : Endings was part of the group show Miraculous Urgency, Now and Again Gallery, Brighton
2014 : work featured in Night Owls a short film by Roy Petersen about an experiential night-time stroll with a group of photographers and models, led by Julia Horbasck