Jill Gibson is multi-disciplinary artist, working across platforms including sculpture, video, installation and drawing. Her practice is largely research based ( an architectural technique called fabric forming) and is an on-going exploration of material and form – an enquiry into how we communicate through our bodies and through language and through the objects we surround ourselves with.
Jill has worked for several years expanding the techniques and methods employed to incorporate a wide range of materials and construction methods into her practice. She considers physical structures, environmental forms and observed human shape which is rooted in a consideration of complex human and environmental issues that face us in a rapidly changing and challenging world. Many of the works partake of a commonality of materials and forms, and yet each being unique, having their own identity within a space and therefore each piece demands to be regarded separately. The works evoke ‘a sense of the sacred, of ritual and of the erotic’.
Originally from Sheffield, an industrial town in the North of England, Jill studied her undergraduate course at Glasgow School of Art and her MA in Sunderland and currently works between two studios, Cullercoats, nearNewcastle U.K. and in the Charente, France.