Jane Stobart RE

My prints are inspired by the subject of people at work. I have spent many years drawing in some truly amazing places such as a bell foundry, construction sites, a tube train maintenance depot, sewage pumping stations, etc. The drawings I make form the bases of all of my ideas and images. [Jane Stobart]

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‘Construction’ depicts a series of silhouetted workmen balancing weightlessly atop black line; the scene, a sequence of activity frozen in woodcut and set against a backdrop of luminous grey. Anonymous and purposeful, the workers communicate through gesture alone, conversation a series of choreographed movements.

Outstretched hands and buckled posture seem to carry the weight of the sky above in ‘Nightwork II’; body ablaze in bleached white and features blackened into ambiguity. The surrounding scene is alive with line and motion; a force seemingly restrained by the spread of both hands raised before it.

Stobart studied at Middlesex University, The Central School of Art and Anglia Ruskin University. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and has exhibited extensively across the UK. Her work was recently included in the International Print Biennale 2014, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. She has lectured at Goldsmiths University and is recognised on an international level having exhibited in the USA, Australia, Russia, India and Africa. Her work is included in many public collections including the The British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of London.

Stobart was awarded The Printmaking Today Magazine Prize 2013 and was featured in their January 2014 issue (please see article below). She was also selected for the 2004 ‘Faces and Places’ series of London Underground posters in association with the Museum of London (see pdf below).

Articles and Reviews

Drawing Matters by Jane Stobart

Extraordinary Sketchbooks by Jane Stobart

Print Making for Beginners by Jane Stobart

London Underground Faces and Places

Printmaking Today, Winter 2013

The Bath Magazine, Dec 2013


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