Artist Research: Jeremy Mann

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Artist Research: Jeremy Mann

Jeremy Mann creates beautiful paintings of city streets. His use of colour is similar to my intentions and I hope to somewhat replicate if not his style then his use of colour. I love the pastel tones, however I am particularly interested in his use of greyscale and black and white. I think these tones reflect the street atmosphere very well an d would be best to use them in my place book.

His style is very loose and flowing. I believe he uses a palette knife. I may well experiment with layering paint onto paper and then working over the top. His style has reminded me of a technique of printing out an image then pushing it against paper covered in paint. Leave it for a while then peel off, and the paint has the image stuck to it. It creates a really vintage style print that is so much more interesting than a regular a4 print. His use of perpective is inspiring, I do not plan to do too much in the way of actual buildings unlike Mann, but I do want to incoperate suggestions of perspective and distant shapes and structures.

His people are just as loose as the rest, I think I will experiment with layering different people on contrasting backgrounds. Nightime is conveyed really well here, theroad is obviously wet and refects the lights of the cars and buildings. I plan to incorporate use of light into my work, however in a different way. Using a lightbox I have discovered the interesting way layers of paper ontiop of each other affect each other. The bottom of this page for example has that sense.

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