Formation

Jill & Gill
15 May – 31 May, 2018

A series of unique works exploring kinetic expression and movement through illustration and printmaking.

EVENT INFO: Saturday 26 May, 2018 | 1pm – 3pm
We are delighted to launch ‘Formation‘ a process documentary, shot and edited by Kilig Productions. The video documents all the ups and downs of putting together this exciting body of work. The artists, Jill & Gill, will also give a talk about the work. An event not to be missed! Please RSVP to info@sofinearteditions.com

Originally this body of work was created as a series of 5 unique panels exhibited as part of Art & Style in collaboration with Dublin’s top luxury store Brown Thomas. As one of six artists selected by Creative Director John Redmond, Jill & Gill took over a Brown Thomas window and gallery space within the store over a six week period. By pushing the boundaries and their skill sets they created five 2×1 meter hand printed panels with a multitude of mono printed layers and hand-painted touches.

As a continuation of this work, we are delighted to exhibit Jill & Gill’s ‘Formation’ collection in SO Fine Art Editions. The 5 panels have been re-interpreted into unique framed pieces which expands the collection of work across this theme of movement in a more commercial sense. As larger pieces they were assertive and told a story but, as smaller unique pieces they each hold a dynamic aesthetic. Trimmed to there core, the illustrations bleed off the edges, colour bounces within the frame and your attention is drawn to the exact part of each piece that was holding attention in those original panels.

The dancers featured in these images are Maria Nilsson Waller and Kevin Coquelard. Maria is a dance artist, choreographer and designer. She trained at Royla Swedish Balletschool and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and furthered her studies at E.C.S.D Rosella Hightower, France. She is regularly in collaboration with artists from other discuplines such as musicians, composers, filmmakers and photographers and also composes and designs her own work. Kevin began dance an theatre as a child in Paray-Le-Monial, France. In 2008, he entered Conservatoire National Supérieur de Muisque et de Danse in Paris where he danced in choreographies by Hofesh Schecter and Itzik Galili.

Jill & Gill is a Dublin based collaborative studio, made up of illustrator Jill Deering and printmaker Gillian Henderson. Established in April 2016 while collaborating on a commission piece together, the two creatives business has grown organically, with collaborative projects and commissions for James Vincent McMorrow, Currabinny, Smirnoff, and Repeal project. The way in which they work is a truly collaborative process, with Jill creating elegant hand-drawn images which they, in turn, produce into screen-prints in Gillian’s Dublin-based studio.

More images to follow soon.
Click on the thumbnails below to see larger images of the works.