These new commissions aim to discover, develop and provide a platform for early-career artists at a critical stage in their careers. The presentations will run from 16 January–10 March 2019 and will be accompanied by a programme of free events developed with the artists.
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom creates hybrid performances where objects and materials – archival and self-produced – are kinetically combined to form languages of connectivity. Quite often his work takes on the appearance of an installation where a considered gesture is performed and acted out. At the core of his work is a deep-rooted interest in exploring and evoking a physical sensory response, re-evaluating ideas around the ready-made object and performance. He practices a remixing of work, in which the varied areas of his practice are connected and re–appropriated; not repeated but renewed. For Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 he transforms the gallery into an immersive audio and video installation that brings together several ongoing investigations of his practice.
Kitty Clark works in a variety of mediums including installation, moving image, sculpture and digital media. Recent works create environments where the ideals, anxieties and aspirations of the present day are played out in unexpectedly drab and crooked futures. For Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, she creates a site specific sculptural installation within which visitors can overhear the disjointed musings of the characters that inhabit it.
Sofia Mitsola explores the female nude using Greek and Egyptian sculptures as starting points through painting, drawing and printmaking. She is drawn to the geometric, simple forms, with lean, tall, and almost adolescent-like depictions of goddesses. Gaze is a key point to the artists’ work, both her own gaze towards the female form as a female maker, but also the figure's gaze to the viewers. For Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019, she presents a series of new paintings that continue her exploration of the female nude through individual and grouped compositions, including her largest work to date.