Open Call 2013 : Jenny Core

The Organic Man – Jenny Core.

Explosions, splats and spills are amongst the many experimental processes, which are involved in my drawings…

My work is an investigation into the potential and diversity of drawing as a medium and not ‘just a process’. Since the Modernist period, drawing has become very ‘accepted’ in the art world with more artists challenging the concept of drawing and ‘exposing’ their drawing ideas and works – it is drawing as the final outcome rather than a prepatory process.

The materials I explore are a combination of bubble solution, graphite and ink with time led and performative processes. The object is captured on paper. It dissolves, explodes and ceases to exist in its current form. What remains is a mark of an object that once existed, a moment captured in time. These created forms have then been manipulated and appropriated to create abstract scenes.

I enjoy the idea of creating a physical object, an object, which can only exist in a moment (in some cases in certain conditions) and trying to capture an essence of its being. I am changing the state of my materials for them to permanently alter, an everlasting change.


Jenny Core is a Visual Artist who graduated in 2009 from The University of Huddersfield with a BA Hons in Fine Art: Drawing and Painting. Core now lives and works in Manchester and exhibits her drawing works internationally.

Narrative, chance and play. These three ingredients contribute to the formation of Core’s alternate reality/utopia. This utopia is created to give the audience a space dedicated to play.

The space can be seen as a form of escapism; this is not the artists intention. It is a reminder of how to play, displaying an opportunity for the viewer. It introduces alternate ways of seeing the world.

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