135 artists are taking part in "Inside Job" which takes place on the 7th and 8th of April on Level 6 of Tate Modern. Over the next few weeks The Rebel Magazine will be chatting to some of the Tate staff who are showing their artwork. Today's artist is Jade Bowmer
Q) Where did you grow up and what kind of education did you receive?
"I grew up in Cornwall in a small village called Lelant, near St Ives. I went to School and College in Truro and then went onto do my Foundation in Art & Design at Tregye. From there I went on to study for my BA Hons in Fine Art at Falmouth University graduating last year, 2017."
Q) How long have you been working at the Tate and what's the best show you've seen there?
I have been working at Tate St Ives as a Tour Guide and Gallery Assistant since May 2017, so almost a year! The best show I’ve seen has got to be one of our current exhibitions inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf showing work by over 80 Female artists from 1854 to the present day.
Q) What can you tell me about the work you're exhibiting in the Tate Modern show?
"The work that I will be exhibiting in the Tate Modern show is called ‘Tidal Currents’ and is part of a new series of large resin works I’m working on at the moment inspired by the Earth’s water systems and the changes they are undergoing as a result of dramatic climate change. To explain a bit about my process - I mix and pour coloured resin onto circular boards using the heat from a butane blowtorch to facilitate the resin flow. Being lucky enough to have always lived by the sea I quite often spent time walking on beaches, watching the waves. For this piece my focus was on trying to capture and freeze the movement and depth of the flowing water in the layers of resin."
Q) Is there anything you have to declare / do you have a favourite quote, thought or joke you'd care to share?
One of my favourite quotes by one of my favourite artists:
“I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body”
– Barbara Hepworth