Here are two artist I feel suit and influence my recent work in the Textile rotation.
Jasper Johns is an American contemporary artist best known for his paintings and printmaking. Many describe his work as a Neo-Dadaist, as opposed to pop art, although a lot of his work does include a lot of images and objects from popular culture. His early work tended to include simple schema such as flags, maps, target, numbers and letters. It was his paintings of the target that particularly interested me as it suits my theme of repetitive circle which I’m trying to explore in my own work. I love how he’s treated the surface of this painting giving this textured, painterly feel. He’s well known to incorporate media such as plaster and relief and encaustic in his painting helping to create these surfaces. Since the 1960s Johns has worked closely with Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc experimenting with various printmaking techniques to develop existing compositions. He used these techniques to create print versions of iconic depiction of flags, maps and targets. Printing is something I’ve also been exploring myself to create my repetitive circles.
John Hoyland (1934 - 2011) was a London based British artist. He was one of the country’s leading abstract painters. A lot of his early work was charactered by simple shapes (such as circles), flat picture surfaces and high-key colour. Later into his career his paintings began taken a more textured feel. It’s his use of simple shapes and textured surfaces that attracted me to his paintings and the main reason I chose to research Hoyland through my textile rotation as I’d like to recreate this with fabric.