Jessica Warboys painting, Dunwich


Jessica Warboys is an artist who spends her time between Suffolk and Berlin. She works across film, performance and painting – diverse practices that are, for her, closely related. In particular, she sees her large-scale Sea Paintings – made on the beach with the sea as her collaborator – as ‘prints or traces of a performance.’ Scattering pigment onto sea-soaked canvas, she allows the movements of the waves and the wind to determine the distribution of the paint. Some of her most celebrated works were created on the beaches of Dunwich here in Suffolk.

Jessica Warboys was one of 42 artists who brought work to Norwich in summer 2016 for the British Art Show 8. Warboys created a new Sea Painting for each leg of the Show.

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Photo: Jessica Warboys, Sea Painting, Dunwich, 2014. Copyright the artist.