My name is Jana Jonhardsdóttir I was born and raised in the Faroe Islands, a small country located between Norway and Iceland. I have a BA in Contemporary Arts from the university of Bath Spa Art and Design, I am currently undergoing my MA in Fine Arts at Bath Spa.
I am a freelance Graphic Designer – A passionate advocate for animals and nature – I am currently living in Bath UK – Have a long time partner of 8 years.
In my studio practice I aim to work between the lines of documentation and fiction. How these play of each other and how the work together particularly when it relates to nature and the psychological term Nature Connectedness also known as Biophilia, the hypothesis suggests that humans have an innate drive to seek connections with nature. This drive leads us to romanticise nature and shy away from the more chaotic aspects such as death and suffering.
Documentation filtered through fiction mimics reality with a slight shift towards the idyll.
In my studio practice I apply what I stated above through photographic mediums with scientific methods such as satellite mapping and psychological collage methods, all which would be considered documentation. The fiction is channelled with the manipulation of the images and different printing methods such as screen printing and using my instincts for the layout and final outcome. The sculptural aspects are created with this in mind and are a highly intuitive process.
BA DEGREE SHOW, BATH UK, JUNE 2017
VARFRAMSÝNING, TÓRSHAVN FAROE ISLANDS, MARCH 2018
WALCOTT CHAPEL RESIDENCY, BATH 2018
WALCOTT SHOP RESIDENCY, BATH 2018
FAB FRINGE FESTIVAL, BATH UK, MAY 2018
ÓLAVSØLU EXHIBITION, TÓRSHAVN FAROE ISLANDS, JULY 2018
MA DEGREE SHOW, BATH UK, SEPTEMBER 2018