Jo Langley - Digital Folk Artist
Jo Langley approaches her digital pastiches in much the same way as with traditional collage – that is the rearrangement of visual elements to create a unique image. The advantage here is she can electronically adjust, repeat, copy and paste, merge, blend, flip, filter and resize these elements within the artwork, producing limited edition prints as affordable art!
Jo takes her own photographs – the digital ingredients - in her home the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. She has enthusiastically intervened with Photoshop. She uses contemporary technology to create a dialogue of sorts between extremities of modernity – unique, contemporary artworks with a nostalgic, atmospheric, painterly quality.
She has always been interested in pattern and repetition. The effects created by layering one thing on top of another – whether digitally or through more conventional mediums – also excite.
Particular influences include old photographs, posters, post cards, keepsakes. More broadly Jo's love of Folk Art informs her artistic sensibilities and aesthetic decisions.
Jo has participated in Blue Mountains Artist Network exhibitions in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Her work hangs at Glenella Guest House, Blackheath, and Synonymous Cafe, Medlow Bath.
She was awarded 2nd prize in the Blue Mountains Artist Network ’Infinities of Blue’ exhibition at Sydney Parliament House in February 2016.
She was a finalist in the 2016 Winter Magic Festival Art competition, the 2016 Bellarine Print Prize and the 2016 Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award.
Currently Jo is also painting, and creating non-digital collages.