'A collage of obsessions. Which progress to films. Which extend to sets or installations. An exaggeration of reality. A touch on virtual and digital aesthetic nature. A sense of nostalgia. A feeling of now.'
Jo Kitchen (b. 1996, Northampton) is an artist who lives and works in London, currently studying BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.
CKM enjoys the playful use of bold lines and soft pastel colour palettes in Jo Kitchen’s mixed media work. This contrast creates a sense of directness, offset by humour. We are drawn to the tactile appearance of these pieces, along with Jo’s charmingly irreverent use of lo-fi and classical imagery.
THE ARTIST SAYS
'Jo Kitchen obsesses over obsessions, creating exaggerated installations of aesthetic trends.
Working with 2dimensional collages, moving imagery and sculptural installations, her work usually consists of glitched and morphed physicalities which turn into virtual representations.
The introduction of fetishism occurs throughout her practice. Fetishizing certain objects or aesthetics and referencing that through the use of the human body and traditional sculptural formations'
See more of Jo Kitchen's work on her website.