Oh! Oh!

Jane Harris (1956 - )

Oil on linen

1997

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  • About the work

    Our initial impression of Jane Harris' painting is the strong, almost violent orange colour. Two shapes, reminiscent of fingerprints or perhaps blobs of jelly, sit either side of the composition. On closer viewing of the painting, with its even and controlled brushstrokes, more subtle variations in colour and tone become apparent. Although the brushstrokes are highly visible, the process is difficult to discern and the sequence of strokes used to create each form seems to appear without beginning or end. Jane Harris studied at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths College in London, and has exhibited her works widely.

  • About the artist
    Jane Harris was born in Dorset and studied at several art colleges including Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College in London. She has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and overseas, including recent shows in Southampton, Stuttgart and New York. A solo exhibition of her work, Divine, was held at Hales Gallery, London in 2005. In 2006 she resigned as a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths and moved to south-west France with her family to focus fully on her artistic career. Her paintings use elliptical forms derived from classical gardens that she has researched while travelling in Japan and France.
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    linen, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Oh! Oh!
    Date
    1997
    Medium
    Oil on linen
    Dimensions
    height: 71.30 cm, width: 127.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Anderson O'Day, July 1999
    Inscription
    verso top on fold-over: JANE HARRIS `OH OH' 1997 Jane Harris
    Provenance
    Anderson O'Day Gallery, London
    GAC number
    17397