Artists Jennifer Newman

"Through time and pressure beauty is created, we mine the soul to find the precious things. We have to bring it to the surface. Life refines and polishes our history and the choice we make. Our layers and compartments are filled with experiences and memories. My love of earth and clay has influenced all my art in the use of texture and form.”

Jennifer's practice is established on geological examination and contemplation.

Jennifer reflects on the experience of her forefathers and their decision to leave Europe and settle in Cape Town in the late 1800’s and again after WWI.

Jennifer studied ceramics which has inspired her to becoming a mixed media artist who is  fascinated by different processes and the layering of minerals, oils, pigments, patinating precious metals and use of crushed raw semi and precious stones. Creating trapped moments in time and exposing precious things that have been hidden. Jennifer looks for ‘the gasp’ and the viewer wanting to be drawn into what the surface has experienced, even them wanting to touch it…