British artist Jet Swan’s first monograph collects together the last three years of the artist’s engagement with members of the public through impromptu studio spaces, such as an empty shopfront inside a commercial mall in Scarborough, northeast England, and a repurposed community hall in Ramsgate, Kent, where the artist lives and works.
Swan balances the public identities nurtured and maintained by those who pass through her studio against darker, intimate photographic spaces, contrasting private and tactile images of the body with photographs that skirt around the margins of conventional staged portraiture. With a new text in response by acclaimed poet Rachael Allen.
Publisher: Loose Joints
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Book Specs: Material by Jet Swan published by Loose Joints (September 2021) | 160 pages | 195 x 242 mm | 100 photos | Clothbound silkscreened hardcover | Text by Rachael Allen | ISBN ISBN 978-1-912719-11-2. Available here.
Jet Swan (b.1990) grew up in North Yorkshire. Her work moves between the parameters of documentary and classical portraiture. She lives and works in Ramsgate, Kent.