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Jill Iliffe

Jill Iliffe

Wimbledon College of Art (MA Fine Art, 2009 , 2009)

Jill specializes in figurative work with a contemporary feel.  The subject matter of the work is wide ranging but revolve around ideas of contemplation, personal histories and memory.  

The work based on old photographs investigates the narrative of family, archive and memory.  The photograph becomes the memory itself over time, creating in some cases a fictional memory as the true memory of the moment becomes lost. The narrative of the moment can become changed and embellished over time. The creases are carefully recreated in the first paintings and in the second paintings the crux of the photograph is focussed on creating a more graphic and joyful image. 
The nude paintings reference old master drawings, which were often in a red chalk.  The artist loves the classical skill of life drawing/painting and its long history within art practice. The aim is to bring a three-dimensional value, whilst painting the beauty of the nude form, allowing, in some cases the raw linen to show through. The nudes are isolated, very closely cropped, the faces not visible, showing only the body.  These are mysterious nudes.

60 × 60 × 4 cm
  • £950.00
60 × 60 × 4 cm
  • £950.00


DRAW 16 – Society of Graphic Fine Arts' 95th Annual Exhibition London Fri, 10/07/2016 to Fri, 10/28/2016
Summer Show Margate Fri, 08/05/2016 to Fri, 09/30/2016
Scenes from the City: Urban Photography Twickenham Fri, 05/06/2016 to Fri, 07/29/2016
Group Show London Fri, 11/06/2015 to Fri, 01/29/2016
DRAW 15 London Fri, 10/02/2015 to Fri, 10/30/2015
Drawn Together London Fri, 07/03/2015 to Fri, 07/31/2015
Conte a Paris Drawing Prize London Fri, 07/03/2015 to Fri, 08/28/2015
Oct 2014: DRAW 14,, London Sat, 10/04/2014 to Fri, 10/31/2014
A Portrait of the Artist As..., Beep Swansea Sat, 10/04/2014 to Fri, 11/21/2014


Rootstein Hopkins Student Award


Publication Title Job Title Date
Sky Portrait Artist of the Year Series 7 Mon, 11/09/2020
Work included in coverage of Bayern Munich female FC playing Oman on German tv Sun, 02/09/2020
Sussex Life Artist profile Sat, 11/09/2019
Murze Magazine Portraiture, Reality and Change Wed, 10/09/2019
Art Quarterly Review of Football is Art Mon, 09/09/2019
The Guardian Moving the Goalposts Fri, 04/09/2010

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