Member: Jade Sturrock

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photograph of jade standing next to one of her large abstract paintings in pink tones looking down towards it.

Jade Sturrock is a Glasgow based artist specialising in painting and printmaking. She also facilitates art workshops such as life drawing and educational activities within local communities for people of all ages, and works as both the Membership and Marketing Administrator for Glasgow CAN and the Outreach Officer for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

Her  visual art practice primarily revolves around the cultural construction of the female body and identity. By creating bold, multi – layered works she questions the kinds of idealistic images of women seen in advertising, whilst favouring the body’s sensual and biological elements. This is done through a combination of collage, poetry, and using abstraction to re-design the lived experiences of the body.

Through a use of abstraction, the figures seem to morph into one another and the boundaries between internal and external are blurred. Rather than seeing the body as a singular, restrictive means by which to define beauty, it is treated as as an ever developing entity and suggests that there can be beauty found in imperfection. Her use of vibrant and emotive colour brings the body into a more positive realm of depiction and makes parallels with the natural, organic world.

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