ophelia

LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014 – week 1 entries

LensCulture have just posted the Editors’ favourite new entries from week 1 of the competition – and mine is included!!

Here’s a link to my photo in the album: Ophelia #1 by Nicola Jayne Maskrey

There’s a great range of photographs – all styles and genres from all over the world.

You can see all of these photographs here: Lensculture Emerging Talent – Week 1 favourites

They’ll be posting weekly installments of new entries right up until the closing date, to their 169,000 followers on their facebook page

 

Ophelia #1 - LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors' favourite new entries

Ophelia #1 – LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, week 1 Editors’ favourite new entries

You can see the rest of this series on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

Last night I entered my Ophelia #1-6 series into the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2014

…and today I found this in my newsfeed!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

Ophelia #1 on Facebook!

I haven’t stopped smiling all day – it’s so encouraging to get good feedback!

THANK YOU! to LensCulture for sharing my work, and to everyone who’s been liking and sharing it.

Here’s a link to their facebook page where they’re showing a selection of entries, including mine: https://www.facebook.com/lensculture

 

LensCulture is a fantastic organisation that supports and promotes photographers the world over,  so if you’ve got work of your own to share then go for it! You can enter their competition here: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014

 

You can see the Ophelia #1-6 series in full at www.lensculture.com/npicola, or at my website www.njmaskrey.com.

And if you fancy a spot of shopping you will soon be able to buy limited edition, original emulsion lifts prints from this series at my Artfinder store – or contact me directly if you can’t wait.

 

New exhibition opens today!

Ophelia #1-6 will be showing from today until 2nd June 2014 at VAI, 200 Pentonville Road, N1 9JP

I’m exhibiting alongside artists Kevin Hope and Cinzia Castellano.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday by appointment, but if you would like to come to the Private View party on the evening of Tuesday 6th May contact Elinor.Hopson-Hill@vai.org.uk.

April 14

Ophelia #1-6  is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to previous artistic interpretations.

Original Polaroid emulsion lifts of underwater photographs subjected to a series of processes that simultaneously intensify and degrade the image. The destructive yet delicate nature of the water-based emulsion lift continues the themes of the subject matter and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Limited edition run of 30 sets of original prints onto acid free water-colour paper, handmade by the artist from this now discontinued Polaroid film. Each unframed print is numbered and signed recto, and mounted under conservation grade board.

All work is for sale, for more information about my work please contact me.

New exhibition of Ophelia prints – the full set!

I’ve just finished making a new set of Ophelia series Polaroid emulsion lifts – all ready for exhibition at Voluntary Action Islington from 8th April 2014! More info on that coming soon…

Ophelia in progress

Ophelia in progress

Come find me on Artfinder…

You can now find me, and buy limited or single edition prints, at my Artfinder shop: www.artfinder.com/npicola.

Artfinder is a global marketplace for affordable authentic art, connecting independent artists and galleries with art lovers.

With a wide range of paintings, photographs and prints from artists all over the world, Artfinder artists only sell single or limited edition works. You can search for individual artists, or browse by media,price range, or theme.

My work for sale includes:

  • Single edition hand made lith prints and selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints from ‘Chasing Shadows
  • Limited edition Giclee prints from ‘Adventures in a Suburban Garden‘, as well as this table is sad…‘, and also ‘…and then I was the wind
  • Limited edition hand made Polaroid Emulsion Lifts from ‘Ophelia #1-6′ as well as selected limited edition reproduction Giclee prints (coming soon)
  • I’ll also be selling selected limited edition Giclee prints of other single works and series – ranging from time to time

Here are some examples of what you can find:

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it one is sitting at it

Night Tent (St Ives)

Night Tent (St Ives)

You can buy work outright directly from artists as well as galleries, and also buy art now and pay later in installments through Artfinder’s interest free credit scheme.  Buyers are protected by Artfinder’s free Refund and Returns policy

Women’s Work is touring!

Following its recent success at Resource for London, Women’s Work moves next to St Luke’s Community Centre.  Curated by Shiri Shalmy, this exhibition of emerging and established Islington artists explores the cultural, social, political and domestic lives of women.

Opening event: Thursday 14 November 6.30- 8.30pm (refreshments available)
St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ
RSVP info@slpt.org.uk by 12th November
 

Amongst work by other artists, the exhibition includes two images from my Ophelia series, made in response to other interpretations of the story.

“Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Maskrey nonetheless succeeds in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to her work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.” Ellen Davis-Walker

Ophelia #1-6

Ophelia #1-6

These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper.   The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board.  Each print is unique and handmade by me. Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3.  Total edition run of 30 sets.

If you’re interested in exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

represented by Millennium Images!

I’m really pleased to be able to say that Millennium Images are now handling reproduction rights for selected images from my portfolio. Representing an interesting range of amazing photographers Millennium sells reproduction rights and arranges commissions.

The selection includes work from the series’ ‘Adventures in a Suburban Garden‘, ‘Chasing Shadows‘, ‘Ophelia #1-6‘, and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘, as well as some single images.  Here are a few examples:

Old Coffee Cup

Old Coffee Cup

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Heralds 035n35

Heralds (faded glory)

Ophelia #1-6

Ophelia #1-6

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows

There are more images available on the Millennium website – if you are interested in using my work for commercial purposes please either search for me at Millennium, or contact me directly if you can’t find what you’re looking for there.

Great review of Women’s Work exhibition

Ellen Davis-Walker’s review  looks at the great range of work in this show curated by Shiri Shalmy with Rowan Arts, and considers the juxtaposition of mine and Mum Ghose’s piece:

“In Bag for a new Mum Ghose manages to capture a similar sense of isolation. Her torn up shredded handbag hangs suspended from a pillar, with keys, chain and dummy spilling from its torn centre. The sense of disjuncture between the outward image of ‘containment’ and security evoked by the presence of the handbag and the inner turmoil it conceals provides an interesting echo with Nicola Jayne Maskrey’s Ophelia Series. Using an over-exposed photograph of an anonymous female, Maskrey seeks to explore the edges of sanity and emotional turmoil. Although on the one hand still and peaceful, Ghose and Maskrey nonetheless succeed in bringing an unmistakable air of violence to their work which see conventional notions of the feminine being ruthlessly unravelled.”

Ophelia #1

Ophelia #1 from the series Ophelia #1-6

The exhibition is on until 31st October at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA.

Exhibition opening hours Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Women’s Work exhibition opens this week!

The Women’s Work exhibition opens this week at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.

The exhibition launches with a celebratory event on Wednesday 11th, 5-7pm, and then runs until the end of October.  For more information and opening times go to: http://www.therowanartsproject.com/whats_on

Organised in partnership by Rowan Arts with Trust for London and curated by Shiri Shalmy, the exhibition Women’s Work features work by emergent and established Islington artists exploring women’s cultural, social, political and domestic lives.

I’ve two images in the show – the first two in my Ophelia series of limited edition polaroid emulsion lifts.

Here’s Ophelia #1.  I’m also very pleased to say thank you to Rowan Arts for choosing Ophelia #2 as one of the promotional images for the show!

Ophelia #1

Ophelia #1 from the series Ophelia #1-6.
Limited edition polaroid emulsion lifts onto water colour paper.

These are original Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto acid free water colour paper.  Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board.  Each print is unique and handmade by me.

Shot underwater, the photographs are made into Polaroid 669 prints and soaked in a hot water bath to lift the emulsion containing the image from the paper beneath. The emulsion is then floated onto water colour paper and arranged into position. The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3.  Total edition run of 30 sets.

If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

New Exhibition!

I’ll be exhibiting the series ‘Ophelia #1-6″ at the forthcoming exhibition Women’s Work.

Organised by Rowan Arts the exhibition is of work by women artists who live, work, or have a strong connection to Islington, and will explore women’s cultural, physical, domestic or professional realm in a bold and engaging way.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2

The exhibition is running from 11th September.  To find out more about the exhibition and how to submit go to: http://www.therowanartsproject.com/?location_id=1986

You can see all 6 images from the ‘Ophelia #1-6’ series on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch