Hantverk & Found are delighted to present “Cartographies”, a captivating and intriguing exhibition of artistic and politically potent responses to contemporary map-making, as part of Margate Festival 2017.
The show features international and emerging artists, pushing the lyrical boundaries of cartography. From radical infographics, to Turner Prize nominees, “Cartographies” presents exceptional representations of geographical, socio-political, personal or emotional landscape.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeremy Wood is a US born, UK based artist, who pioneered drawing with GPS to explore the expressive qualities of using his body as a geodesic pencil. His work is an expression of the poetry and politics of space, reflecting upon how we treat our travels and interact with location. Featured in The New York Times’ 2003: Year in Ideas, his personal cartographies have been exhibited in over fifty exhibitions in the UK and abroad, and is currently held in private and public collections including the London Transport Museum and the V&A.
Kristjana S Williams is an Icelandic artist, whose award-winning work spans illustration, interiors, fashion, design and Fine Art. By interweaving hundreds and often thousands of eighteenth century engravings, photographs, paintings and drawings with contemporary illustration and colouring, Williams creates fantastical artworks juxtaposing traditional illustration styles with a bold modern aesthetic. Recent awards include The Pentawards, D&D in book, Clio Award and first prize in the New York Festivals Grand Prix.
Cornelia Parker (OBE) is an English sculptor and installation artist, whose work was shortlisted for a Turner Prize in 1997. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary. Parker’s work is represented in many international collections including Tate Gallery, London and MOMA, New York. In 2016 she won the the Artist of the Year Apollo Award and was named as the official Election Artist for the 2017 general election in the United Kingdom.
Stephen Walter is a UK based artist, who specialises in highly detailed, hand-drawn plans of London work is an investigation into obsessive drawing techniques, semiotics, the glory of maps, and where Landscape is seen a receptacle for meaning. Walter’s work has been exhibited internationally and features in public and private collections including the V&A, the British Museum and the British Government Art Collection.
Eric Great-Rex is a UK based artist, Fullbright Scholar, Printmaking Fellow at the Royal College of Art and Senior Lecturer. Great-Rex has been involved with a diverse range of printmaking media and practices for over forty years and has been working with ceramics for the last fifteen. His playful, insightful work features in collections across the USA and UK.
Adam Dant is a UK based artist, whose dense, elaborate narrative drawings examine and depict public contemporary life, space, mythologies and histories. These works are thoroughly researched, with the artist drawing on a deep well of historical and visual sources to create his wittily perceptive detailed drawings. In 2002, Dant received the Jerwood Drawing Prize. His work has been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern (London) and MoMA New York. His can be found in numerous public and private collections including The V&A, The Musee d’Art Contemporain (Lyon) and the San Diego Museum of Art.
David McCandless is a UK based writer, designer, creative director and artist. He uses data-visualisation and information design to tell new kinds of stories, convey interesting ideas, bend minds. McCandless has spoken on these topics at TED Global and 100+ conferences and events worldwide. His information design work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Guardian, Wired, and Die Zeit, and has also been showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wellcome Trust gallery, and at the Tate Britain.