Jess Hargreaves is a multidisciplinary artist who describes her practice as “contemporary irreverence.” She translates personal reactions to everyday encounters: the good and the bad, questioning their meaning and tangibility. Hargreaves situates herself within abstraction and expressionism, yet her practice remains rooted in still life. She aims to form a bridge between fine art and illustration. She achieves this by collecting words, phrases and imagery from the everyday, drawing on communication between the people around her. Hargreaves uses a catalogue of references from popular culture, literature and music; she incorporates typography and text to form a narrative through the lens of multiple social constructs.
Laura Campbell communicates her experience of chronic illness and the impact it has on the body through intimate and intrusive artworks.
The recent work of Matthew Jinks focuses on media and social canon – and how its impact can affect the viewpoints of society,