Thursday, June 26, 2014

Papergirl Belfast

An Elephant's Memory - Jina Wallwork

Signed prints of An Elephant's Memory and The Next Move, digital artworks by Jina Wallwork, are included in Papergirl Belfast. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. It consists of an exhibition and then the work is distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys. Below is a video from Papergirl Belfast 2013 which also included artwork by Jina Wallwork. It shows the artwork being distributed by cyclists. 


27th June – 5th July 2014
'Papergirl Belfast' at PS2 http://www.pssquared.org/
http://papergirlbelfast.tumblr.com/ 18 Donegall St, Belfast, BT1 2GP, Northern Ireland.


The Next Move - Jina Wallwork

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Desperate Man

The Desperate Man (after Gustave Courbet) - Jina Wallwork
She talks of the problems they share and attempts to repair the cracks that are becoming wider. She wraps her words in kindness but can’t control how they are received. The wounded lion can’t maintain control over his emotions. Her words cut deep and are accompanied by a feeling that pollutes his self worth. He wants to express this feeling, however his words betray him. He wants to declare his pain and torment. Instead, he attempts to deliver the emotion to her. He believes that if she feels his pain she will attempt to alleviate his suffering, but he is incapable of a level of expression that would initiate an empathetic response, so he gathers his rage and speaks in the only manner he knows. His words intertwine with cruelty and are delivered with spite. He utilizes her perception of herself to inflict real damage. Where she believes she is ugly he declares it to be true. He enhances her negative gaze and then asks her to look at herself.

He wants her to feel his pain and devastation. She tries to appear strong as she crumbles from within. She is polluted by his emotions, although she does not understand him. She is overwhelmed by her own pain and can no longer recognize his. This lion’s roar expresses very little truth. It echoes within her feelings of self worth as she finally walks away.

Buy Prints: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jinawallwork/works/12161378-the-desperate-man

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Alone

Alone - Jina Wallwork
Loneliness is not the same as solitude. You can spend time in seclusion and enjoy it as a moment of peaceful reflection. Loneliness stands in contradiction to that solace, because it is a state of mind where you feel that you are not understood by the people who surround you. The belief cripples your expression and it makes it harder for others to comprehend your words. Loneliness is not removed by the presence of other people; loneliness is removed by feeling grateful for the connections that you have.

Buy Prints: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jinawallwork/works/12108426-alone