Chaotic and multi-textured, the array of recycled and reclaimed materials in Jo Dennis’ studio mirror the decaying buildings depicted in her photographic work. Her recent move from London to Amsterdam has been a challenge for Dennis, whose process is entirely informed by her surroundings – the more shambolic, the better.
"I want to drag things I find on the street into my studio in Amsterdam. The streets here aren’t grimy but people have waste items, it’s just not obvious like in London"
"I love fluorescent colours because I grew up in the 90s rave culture. The excitement stayed with me"
Published as part of the featured project:
by Jo Dennis
Flaking paint, rusting metal and puddles of oil are reframed as sights of memory and unexpected beauty in Jo Dennis’ latest project.
“...archival photographs are essential for transmitting history and experience to new generations, because stories that contain images generate empathy, and will reach younger people in a more emotional way.“