The Salon
Artist-Talk Series

26/03/2021

Last night was the very first online session of The Salon, featuring Berlin-based artists Alice Kahei Yu, Sandra Blatterer and Phoebe Kim, hosted by yours truly. If you missed this month’s live event, kein stress... because I’ve got you covered with a recording of our session on Youtube.

The Salon is a free, monthly meeting place for anyone interested in art and culture. Each month we create a space for exchange and learning in the style of an art salon, where local Berlin artists are given a platform to share the decisions and processes behind their artistic projects, and where participants can explore a range of topics and concerns related to contemporary art practice.

In this month's Salon, we explored themes of identity, connectivity and community in the practices of Alice Kahei Yu, Sandra Blatterer and Phoebe Kim, who discussed their ongoing works and showed us around their Berlin studios.

- Alice Kahei Yu was born in Hong Kong and both lives and works in Berlin. Yu is a painter and founder of Prenzlauer Studio in Berlin. Yu is currently participating in a fellowship at nGbK, within the framework of the 'Weltoffenes Berlin' program, initiated by Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe to support artists and cultural workers from countries where cultural freedom is restricted.

- Sandra Blatterer creates imaginary spaces with her light artworks that explore the relationships between reality, symbols and society. In the simulation of natural spaces, she generates copies that represent things that never existed or that no longer have an original. Her works negotiate perception, (pictorial) memory, parallelisms, dream worlds and imagination versus so-called reality. By alienating the ordinary in the sense of artificiality, her designed worlds compete with naturalness and transfer image sequences into abstract space.

- Phoebe Kim is a Korean-Australian Artist based in Berlin. Her works reflect self-identity through painting as a process and practice. Her works are vastly a response to the situations and conversations she is faced with that are often discriminating and racist. She intertwines a sarcastic sense of humour in her works and seeks to question the underlying motive and raise awareness of the discrimination faced within the careless social prejudice which blatantly exist today.
- Phoebe Kim, Kunst Zum Mitnehmen, 2021

- The Salon: Artist Studio Visit, Youtube, 2021
RAUM SPACE Arts Festival, 2020
Follow-Up Video

01/03/2021

In December 2020, I participated in Raum Space - a new multidisciplinary arts festival in Kaliningrad, Russia. The follow-up video to the festival has just premiered on Youtube this evening and features my interview with curator Alexandra Goloborodko.

Check out the video on Youtube here

‘We are glad to present you a film about the first International pop-up festival of contemporary art RAUM SPACE in Kaliningrad. It took more than two years to prepare this event. In October 2020, we held a week of workshops for artists from Kaliningrad and Berlin. Our curators Alexandra Goloborodko and Leyli Aslanova have managed an excellent lineup of speakers. Under their leadership, the artists provided international art collaborations. As a result, in December 2020 Kaliningrad became the place for a large-scale festival of contemporary art. The city was fulfilled with creative vibes and with the energy of young and talented authors. The program of the RAUM SPACE festival consisted of four sections and everyone could find an event on their interests. The festival was attended by over 1000 people — citizens of Kaliningrad, guests from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Stary Oskol and many other cities of Russia. We aimed to be as open and accessible as possible. Most of the festival events were held in a hybrid format with online broadcasts in Zoom conferences.

The main mission of the RAUM SPACE festival is to support contemporary art in Kaliningrad, to attract the attention of the world art community to the local context, as well as to develop creative links between artists from Kaliningrad and Berlin.’

- RAUM SPACE 2020, Youtube
- RAUM SPACE 2020, Youtube, 2021

- Curator Leyli Aslanova alongside ‘Common Ground’ intsallation, 2020

- RAUM SPACE opening, 2020
Curator’s Pick: ArtFinder
Artists of the Month for February

28/02/2021

I’m humbled to have been featured in this month’s Artists of the Month on ArtFinder, and given special mention by Richard Kalman, founder of Crane Kalman Brighton. Thanks also to Richard for a beautiful write-up of my work.

You can find Richard’s selection here

‘You could say that Jeremy Philip Knowles has an obsession with shape and colour. Since 2016, he has been based in Berlin, where he has set about exploring its identity on the ground. As he winds his way through this vibrant city, he discovers the everyday things that we overlook, and injects them with new life.

Impossibly bright colours and dynamic shapes punch their way into our vision: a vivid orange wall is cut into zigzags of light and shadow; a powder-blue umbrella lies inverted like a spider on its back; a bright yellow balloon is trapped underneath a van. Knowles captures those bizarre and wonderful everyday things that we see but don’t really see as we rush through our lives. His precisely structured composition casts his subject matter in an abstract light, causing us to pause in our visual consumption of these highly polished images.

Through his lens, these seemingly mundane objects and buildings become elevated. Knowles plants the viewer firmly in his camera, to see what he sees, and how he sees it. His adventurous contrast of light and shadow, usual and unusual, known and unknown asks us to take a minute to reflect on the ordinary marvels that exist around us.’

- Richard Kalman, ArtFinder Website
- Mainzer Str. 2020
You Are Here
DISKURS Gallery, Berlin

(19/01/2021)

I’m very excited to announce my participation in a new curatorial project with DISKURS Gallery in Berlin, Mitte, taking place later this spring. This May Sound Utopian is a solo-exhibition relay consisting of 10 shows, 10 artists and 4 guest curators over the course of four months, between February and June 2021. This project is specifically designed to tackle the newly imposed restrictions affecting in-person gallery attendence across the city by embracing works and proposals that engage people through the window of the gallery itself. You Are Here is my own contribution to the project, and will be exhibited between 27th May and 9th June. More to follow as that project develops.

You can find out more about the project, and discover the works of the other artists participating, on the DISKURS site here or by following DISKURS on Instagram here

‘Under the title ‘It may sound utopian’, DISKURS Berlin launches the second round of the Exhibition-Relay in 2021 to attract, select, and provide an opportunity to artists, curators, and creative individuals. This project is specifically designed to be viewed through the windows of DISKURS Berlin as our doors remain closed. With the exhibitions changing every two weeks, this fast-paced exhibition program aims to support the art scene to fight back against the COVID-19 crisis.’

- DISKURS Site
- DISKURS Gallery, Berlin
Raum Space Festival
Arts Festival, Kaliningrad

(18/12/2020)

Raum Space Arts Festival kicks off today in Kaliningrad, Russia, with a city-wide program of projects, exhibitions and events featuring artists, and artist collaborations, from both Kaliningrad and Berlin. The festival runs over the weekend, culminating on Dec 20th.

For the full festival program, check out the Raum Space site here

I have three engagements in Raum Space Festival, which I’m excited to share:

- Common Ground: The Wallpaper Project is a collaborative project coordinating the unique perspectives of two school classes of children: at Georg-Weerth-Schule in Berlin and The School of Creative Technologies in Kaliningrad. This project is on display within the main festival site, The Pravaya Nabereznaya 21 Creative Space, until Dec 20th.

- Everyday Life is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between myself and Kaliningrad-based painter Anton Yakovlev. Anton’s series of ten paintings, inspired in part by photographs made by myself in Berlin, will be on display around the city on billboards and public displays.

- Novel (s) of Places or Abstract Topophilia is a group exhibition investigating, and responding to, peripheral places. This show features twenty artists based in both Kaliningrad and Berlin whose works explore boundaries of public space and the everyday. This exhibition, curated by Nikita Klen, is on display at Rozenau Gallery.
- From ‘Commond Ground: The Wallpaper Project’
Action on Hold
Current Exhibition

(14/12/2020)

Over the past month, I’ve been working on a new exhibition series here in Berlin exploring different responses to our current situation; at the end of a decisive year filled with all sorts of weird twists and turns. This exhibition is designed to be viewed from outside the gallery, through the windows. We hope it provides the community in Friedrichshain some form of entertainment/relief/distraction over the next two months.

Green Hill Gallery
Grünberger Strasse 13
10243, Berlin

‘Action on Hold is a three-part exhibition, on display at Green Hill Gallery in Berlin between December 2020 and February 2021, investigating subliminal responses to the current global pandemic. Over the course of eight weeks, the gallery space will be deconstructed and re-assembled twice, concluding in February.

When we perceive danger, the body elicits one of three automatic responses that are out of our control but which aim to protect us from immediate harm. Our heart rate increases, our pain perception drops and our hearing sharpens in preparation for our next move, which may be either fight, flight or freeze. Each reaction is the result of a complex chain of hormonal and physiological changes designed solely for our survival. But what happens when our actions are put on hold? Where do we turn to in order to secure our own safety when the threat we seek to overcome is one affecting so many aspects of our lives?

Artists Florent Lubienicki (FR), Silvia Sarsano (IT), Jeremy Philip Knowles (UK), Kon Turner (DE) and Audriana Acuña (USA) present a varied and personal response to life under pressure by exploring how we react to moments of crisis.’
- Photo by Silvia Sarsano
Neukölln Stories
Post-Exhibition Interview

(10/12/2020)

Neukölln Stories, at LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum in Berlin, came down last weekend after a four-week opening despite the many challenges presented by the nation-wide lockdown in Germany since the beginning of November. Over the coming weeks I’ll be documenting my work from this exhibition to be published online, but until then you can check out the full exhibition digitally via a new video walk-through of the gallery. The video also includes recorded interviews from each artist participating in this exhibition, providing insight into the making of each artwork and discussing some of the broader themes of this project.

Find the full video on Youtube here

“I became very aware of my role within this experience and what I was doing - as a white person, a man, a non-German, as a European - and going into these communities within Neukölln, which are varied and have all sorts of different people. But I had role within that and, whichever way you look at it, I was an outsider. With respect to all of those aspects, I was an outsider and I was going into that community to take from it in some way.”

- From ‘Neukölln Stories’ Youtube Video, published by LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum


- Neukölln Stories, LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum, Berlin
Creatives During the Pandemic
Newly Published Interview

(04/12/2020)

Last week I gave a live interview for With P.M in Berlin to discuss my experience as an artist throughout this pandemic (so far, at least). In the interview I discuss my reasons for leaving London in 2016, my disenchantment with university education in the UK, how the lockdown in March propelled my practice, and what I’ve been up to creatively over the last two months since the ‘Berlin cloud’ rolled in. Importantly, I also discuss the reality of losing several jobs as a result of the pandemic and shed light on the many challenges in seeking support from the government.

Spoiler alert, it’s not fun.

Find the full interview here

“There aren’t any tourists, but otherwise you see that people are out and about at the moment as normal so you really don’t feel the struggle or see the pressure and the anxiety within so many people. But it is absolutely there.”

‘Creatives During the Pandemic is a personal project giving creators a space to fully share their experience and struggles during the COVID pandemic.’
- With P.M in Berlin Website
Common Ground: The Wallpaper Project
New Project & Forthcoming Exhibition

(03/12/2020)

Over the past month, I’ve been working on a new collaborative project in Berlin coordinating the efforts of two school classes in finding new ways to investigate the city through play and photography. Common Ground: The Wallpaper Project will be concluded on Dec 20 at RaumSpace Festival in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Find out more about the project here
Follow the project on Instagram here
Check out RaumSpace here

RaumSpace Festival
Kaliningrad
Dec 18-20

This project aims to involve children in an important conversation about art and the role of the digital image in everyday life. I’m incredibly proud of my class of students at Georg-Weerth-Schule in Berliin and equally grateful to The School of Creative Technologies in Kaliningrad for participating so well in this project. More updates to follow as the project develops between both cities.
Photo Kyiv, 2020
Fair opening

(02/12/2020)

Photo Kyiv 2020 has now officially gone live and will be running online until Dec 20. New work from my ongoing series 8am Walks will be displayed at Photo Kyiv this year alongside the works of 24 other artists exploring the medium of photography in their practice.

Check out Photo Kyiv online here

‘Photo Kyiv is the International Photography Fair in Ukraine founded in 2017. PHOTO KYIV 2020 will be held online on the Pangram platform. Pangram is an online art space, where visual art will be presented. Going online provides new opportunities for galleries and independent photographers, as well as for partners and visitors.’

- Photo Kyiv Website
- Elli-Voigt-Straße, 2020
Neukölln Stories
LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum

(23/11/2020)

Neukölln Stories (my current exhibition at LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum in Berlin) has been extended by a further week, until Dec 5th. The gallery is still open and following all the current guidelines, so check it out before things change again and we forget all about visiting exhibitions.

Check out LiTE-HAUS Galerie here
Or find the Facebook event here

There will be a short digital Q&A coming soon from all seven participating artists. Keep your eyes peeled.

I’m really grateful to have taken part in this project for nomadicArt, which began all the way back in June of this year. Neukölln Stories has taken me on a very unique and explorative journey within my practice and, also as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic locally within Berlin, has forced me to challenge the way in which I make work. The resulting work from all seven participating artists amounts to a varied and yet poingnant response to the neighborhood of Neukölln. This exhibition focuses on six specific locations within the neighborhood and addresses a number of concerns affecting it’s residents: queer culture and rights, club culture, far-right extremism, gossip and the everyday, and even life from the perspective of a dog.

Alongside the investigations of each artist are the accounts of business owners in Neukölln, recorded and archived by anthropologist Julia Widdig, and illustrations of the facades of the six shops by Myriam Perrot.
Photo Kyiv 2020
International Photography Fair

(16/11/2020)

Next month you can find my work on display within Photo Kyiv, which is taking place online this year for, well, obvious reasons...

Online art engagement is still a relatively new and experimental format, but one that is becoming increasingly necessary. Viewing and engaging with art online does, however, present new questions for artists, art institutions and for the public. Is physical engagement with visual art still needed today? What do we stand to sacrifice, and what do we stand to gain, in the process? How do we transition between online and offline? Despite these concerns, it is, nonetheless, pretty exciting to see how different art platforms have begun to approach the online-gallery format over the past few months and adapt traditional tools in order to connect with a new digital audience. Perhaps the online viewing experience will never fully replace physical art engagement in the traditional sense, but it certainly deserves a little more time to develop as it’s own medium, in my opinion, before we judge it too harshly. Let’s see where it goes, I say...

Photo Kyiv 2020, Online
December 2-20

Check out Photo Kyiv 2020 online here

‘Photo Kyiv is the International Photography Fair in Ukraine founded in 2017. Photo Kyiv 2020 will be held online on the Pangram platform. Pangram is an online art space, where visual art will be presented. Going online provides new opportunities for galleries and independent photographers, as well as for partners and visitors.’

- Photo Kyiv Website
- Photo Kyiv Website
ReA! Art Prize
Winner

(07/11/2020)

I’m really excited to announce that ReA! Art Fair has awarded me the first ever ReA! Art Prize, following the first ever ReA! Art Fair in Milan last weekend.

Check out ReA! on Instagram here

The ReA! Art Prize awards ten emerging artists with a group exhibition in Milan in 2021. More information to follow on that later.

Congratulations also to Peng Shuai, Clara Rubin, Lorenzo Papanti, Alessio Guarda, Alisa Chunchue, Dominique Cro, Giacomo Zornetta, Kim Gromoll and Leo Cogliati.

Thank you so much to ReA! for awarding me this prize and to everyone who visited the fair last weekend and got in touch after seeing my work.

It looks like I’ll be having that Aperol after all...

Locked + Loaded
Online Exhibition, DegreeArt

(02/11/2020)

I’m excited to announce the virtual opening of my very first online exhibition, with DegreeArt in London. Locked + Loaded presents the work of 48 artists represented by DegreeArt. The works in this exhibition have all been made during periods of lockdown, somewhere in the world.

Check out Locked + Loaded here
Download the exhibition catalogue here

‘There have been many silver linings amongst the unexpected new challenges faced in 2020. Our first exhibition since lockdown celebrates the pure, multiplices and creative responses this period has enabled.The momentum of creativity has never, in our lifetime, felt so powerful. Artists have always needed and have been driven to respond to the world around them. Art provides a means of not only recording a moment in history, but equally gifts a window that transports their audiences on a personal journey they may not have otherwise embarked on.

Throughout the last six months, the diverse responses, interpretations and journeys offered by our artists, communicated through multimedia, has driven our determination to use the time we have spent in this altered universe to emerge fully ‘Locked and Loaded’.

The ‘Locked + Loaded’ exhibition and the artwork it showcases, is a reflection of the unplanned journey we have been on, a celebration of what has been accomplished and a permanent reminder, that together, we can transform the world for the better’

- DegreeArt Website
ReA! Emerging Artists Fair, Milan
Fair Opening

(30/10/2020)

Check our ReA! Art Fair here

This weekend is the opening of ReA! Art Fair in Milan, where two works from my ongoing series 8am Walks (Mittelbuschweg, 2020 and Obentrautstraße, 2019) will be on display alongside the work of some amazing young artists from across Europe. Sadly I won’t be there myself this weekend to enjoy the work of the other artists because of new travel restrictions, but curators and organizers within the ReA! team in Milan have been fighting really hard over the past weeks to make sure the fair is open to the public - on time and in the safest way possible.

So please put my Aperol on ice for now, Milan...

If you’re in Milan right now and feel comfortable to do so, check out ReA! this weekend... and if you spot my work in the fair please feel free to send me a message. I’d be happy to answer questions about my practice in general or specifically my Berlin series 8am Walks.

Editions:

100cm x 70cm, Framed x 10
Available via the ReA! online shop

35cm x 25cm, Unframed x 20
Available via my online shop

Now for some serious stuff...

ReA! is an entirely independent, artist-led fair challenging the traditional model of the art fair, and here are three reasons why you should support them in the future as an artist, collector or art lover:

1. ReA! demands zero fee for participation from its artists
2. ReA! takes 20% less commission on art sales than the industry standard
3. ReA! has an entirely female team who genuinely care about young artists succeeding in their careers

For young, emerging artists who are entering the art world and are trying to find ways of having their work seen, these issues matter. Far too often, artists at this level who are seeking out opportunities are either crippled by outrageous fees for open calls or disrespected by unfair artist-residency models in which artists take all of the financial risks. I pride myself on speaking out against such institutions as often as I can, and I encourage fellow artists to do the same. If an institution values you and your work, then they should be the ones championing you. ReA! directly supports independent artists in so many ways and it has been a pleasure working with them.

- ‘Mittelbuschweg’ 2020


- ‘Obentrautstraße’ 2019
Tools Without Rules - RaumSpace Festival
Berlin Workshops

(25/10/2020)

An intense week of workshops in Berlin has come to an end.

Tools Without Rules was coordinated in Berlin by Russian curator, and graduate of the Art in Context program at UdK, Alexandra Goloborodko, who has been organizing international exhibitions and cultural events since 2010. We’re incredibly grateful to Alexandra for planning such a rich program for us this week, which has already resulted in some very exciting projects and collaborations for the future.

How you can keep up to date on this project:

Artvorota website here
RaumSpace Instagram here

Our week in a nutshell:

At the beginning of the week we created an online bridge between the artists in our workshop space here in Berlin and the artists who were engaging in the program in Kaliningrad. The aim of the week was to explore the theme of urbanism within contemporary art and to begin collaborating with our Russian artists on new projects that will be presented in Kaliningrad in December within RaumSpace Festival. Over the course of the week we attended a number of exhibitions in Berlin - KW Institute, KOW Gallery, Living the City/Stadt leben, The New Normal? (Haus der Statistik) -  and had a number of guest speakers from Germany and Russia - Matthias EInhoff, Barbara Anna Bernsmeier, Alexander Koch, Anton Valkovsky.

The workshops may be over but now the real work begins...
- Denis Esakov, Patrick Jambon, Jeremy Knowles, Ekaterina Shuvchinskaia, Antonia Walther, Natalia Golubenko, Alice Kahei Yu, Alejandra Morote Peralta (At KOW Gallery, Berlin)

Kreuzungen - Neukölln Stories
Behind the Camera

(21/10/2020)

Neukölln Stories is a project comprising seven participating artists who live in the neighbourhood of Neukölln, in the south-east of Berlin. In July of this year, each artist was invited to begin a new project responding to the neighbourhood, and to later present their work within an exhibition at LiTE-Haus Galerie in November. Six of the artists were given the task of selecting shops in Neukölln to investigate through their artwork.

Kreuzungen is a project investigating the nine intersections (kreuzungen) that lie in-between.

This series comprises of nine photographic negatives. The photographs in this series were taken at night towards the end of the summer in Neukölln at the precise geographic intersections connecting the selected shops. A street corner, a market place, a graveyard and a residential estate are among the locations given new focus in this series. They are places for walking, buying things, visiting loved ones, and for living. When seen at night, however, these un-extraordinary settings find new meaning, and we are at times invited to participate in observing moments of daily life in the city that could be considered private.

This project is still in production and will be published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Neukölln Stories’ opening on November 5th at LiTE-Haus Galerie in Berlin.

Check out LiTE-Haus Galerie here
Check out nomadicArt here

- Kreuzungen (Neukölln Stories) - Behind the Camera. Youtube Video

- Neukölln Stories - shop locations, in-between places and routes. Google Maps
Tools Without Rules - RaumSpace Festival
Project Announcement

(16/10/2020)

I’m very excited to have been selected to participate in Tools Without Rules - a new project coordinated between artists in Berlin and Kaliningrad (Russia). This project takes shape as a series of workshops with artists and curators between both cities, and will culminate in an exhibition in Kaliningrad in December this year within Raum Space Festival.

Check out the Raum Space page here

‘Two groups of artists from Berlin and Kaliningrad will share their experience and knowledge with each other during the whole educational program. The result of this work will be a presentation of the artists' works within the Raum Space pop-up festival in December 2020.

The festival will become a platform for the exchange of ideas, skills and experience of artists and specialists from two cities.

As part of the festival program, they will meet with specialists from the cultural sphere of Russia and Europe, and take part in workshops Tools Without Rules.’

- Artvorota Website
Under the Surface
European Month of Photography

(14/10/2020)

Next week you can find my work in Under the Surface - a one-day outdoor exhibition as part of the European Month of Photography in Berlin.

Friday 23rd October
7pm-10pm
Grüntaler Strasse 23 (Gesundbrunen), Berlin, 13357

‘Under the Surface is a collection of photographs by young Berlin-based visual artists and photographers. Each artist presents a collection of images of in-between moments - ungraspable textures and close-ups on the artist’s life and environment that cannot be located. Even if we can’t see it, beneath the surface, molecules are bonding and energy is pushing up slowly. Is is not just a material that is working, it is an opening into the many processes of life within and around it.

Join us on Friday 23th of October, 2020, from 19:00 (7 pm) to 22:00 (10 pm) in Gesundbrunnen.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, the show will take place at a private open space in the parking lot of Grüntaler Strasse 23 (Gesundbrunen), Berlin, 13357. Access is directly on the West corner side of the building (Klever Straße).’

- Berlin Mafia Website
- ‘Sasarsteig’ 2020
DegreeArt - Thursday Takeover
Interview

(08/10/2020)

Earlier this week I answered some questions in an interview with DegreeArt, who represent my artwork in London.

Check out DegreeArt on Instagram here to view this week’s Thursday Takeover, which features my interview alongside new work made here in Berlin.

‘I still struggle with creative blocks. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try, inspiration doesn't strike. I put half of this down to luck and the other half to mental and emotional health. As an artist reliant on the physical world around me for what I can create, sometimes there just aren't interesting and quirky 'things' to discover. That's just life. It's easy to internalise it. But it's also about what your eyes are willing to see. If I'm stressed or low on energy, if I'm focused on something going on in my life, there's far less chance I'll find gold through my lens. Focussing requires more than just camera technique.’

A typical day for me, as a photographer, involves far more time spent exploring and shooting outside of the studio than working in there afterwards on post-production. I know that some photographers love the editing process, but for me I'm all about discovering and learning with my camera. I'm pretty impatient once I know I've taken a shot that's going to sit well in a series. I like to get up early - my brain is crystal clear and I tend to have my best ideas within the first hour of being awake. If the weather looks good, then I'll be out of the door within 10 minutes of opening my eyes to take a walk with my camera and capture the morning light. Then it's back to the studio or photo lab to drop off film. This is usually a good start to the day for me. Everything follows pretty smoothly after this ritual.’

- DegreeArt Instagram Page
ReA! Art Fair, Milan
Art Fair Announcement

(30/09/2020)

I’m excited to be presenting new work in Milan next month for the first edition of ReA! Emerging Artist’s Fair.

30 October - 1 November 2020
Fabbrica Del Vapore
Milan, Italy

Check out ReA! here

To coincide with the fair, I’ve released a limited number of unframed editions of the two works that will be exhibited in Milan in October. You can find them in my online shop here.

‘The Independent Emerging Artist Fair is a disruptive concept that challenges the industry to adopt new operational tactics. The protagonists are the artists - a carefully curated selection of emerging visual art talents coming from academic and freelance background. The collectors and visitors are invited to take part in peer-to-peer transactions bypassing the gallery intermediaries.

For its first edition, REA Milano will be a 3-day event with on-site curated exhibitions and online sales powered by innovative technologies.’

- ReA! Art Fair Website
- ‘Mittelbuschweg’ 2020
C41 Magazine
New Article Published

(15/07/2020)


Milan-based photography platform C41 Magazine this morning published my work in an online article titled ‘Jeremy Philip Knowles Shows the Charm of Early Morning Light’.

Check out the article here

‘C41 Magazine is a Milan-based magazine of contemporary visual art from all over the world. We’re interested in lifestyle, fashion, design, outdoors, and creative communities. Through our viewers’ lenses, we tell the stories.’

- C41 Magazine Website
- ‘Obentrautstraße’ 2019
Art-Work Conversations
Artist Interview

(01/07/2020)


In response to very uncertain times caused by COVID-19, two close friends of mine, Brea Robertson and Poppy Rose, began a new project in Berlin archiving conversations with artists about their day to day lives.

Check out the latest Art-Work conversation on Spotify with yours truly, right here

‘Why Art-Work?

We want to provide a platform for multi-disciplinary artists to share their work, their passion and their journey with a broader audience. We hope that people from all backgrounds will hear these stories and gain a deeper understanding into the minds, the life and the processes of creative people from all over the world. We also want to shine a spotlight on independent artists who are not well known, to celebrate their stories and challenge the idea that to be successful in the arts, you need notoriety.

So far, we have been amazed at the conversation we’ve had with artists from Canada, England, Norway and India. Stories of challenging social systems in India to pursue their passion, using the arts to fight political battles in Norway and more.
Every human has an incredible story, and we can’t wait to share some with you!

Find us on Spotify, Google, Apple podcasts and Soundcloud.’

- Art-Work Conversations Spotify Page
‘Neukölln Stories’ Zine - Issue No.1
Artist Interview

(10/06/2020)

Earlier this month I gave an interview for the first issue of ‘Neukölln Stories’ - a digital publication, made by nomadicArt and LiTE-HAUS Galerie, which will track the progress of a new research project responding to the neighbourhood of Neukölln in Berlin.

Read or downloard the full, digital zine here

‘Before moving to Berlin in 2016, I lived in London for five years. I believe strongly that when we relocate from one place to another, especially after living in one place for several years, we take an impression of the former with us. This impression is like a record of the many subtle lessons we have gleaned from experiences of our previous environment, and the lens through which we come to perceive and analyze our new surroundings.
(...)
Over the last three years, I have documented my immediate environment by taking photographs along daily 8am walks. For me this routine acts as a visual diary of my experiences, but it is also my own means of studying the terrain itself. Although this exercise started as a tool for quelling waves of creative blocks some years previously, the ritual of my morning walks has since developed into a fundamental and cathartic part of my creative process. When we walk, we can sometimes enter into a sort of light meditative state, helped by the natural and repetitive rhythm of the steps we take when putting one foot in front of the other. We can of course observe our surroundings visually but we also feel the city in a more abstract way. This visual diary allows to me to reflect on my environment. And perhaps I am still hoping to capture that abstract quality of experience – to record the impressions left on us by the spaces we occupy.’

- ‘Neukölln Stories’ Zine - Issue No.1
- From ‘Neukölln Stories’ Issue No. 1
Neukölln Stories, by nomadicArt & LiTE-HAUS Galerie
Project Announcement

(05/06/2020)

For the last two years, nomadicArt has coordinated an annual research project, titled ‘Moabit Stories’, with the aim of collecting stories from the residents and shop owners of Moabit, in West Berlin, and generating an archive of responses to a shared urban environment that is increasingly affected by concentrated social and economic shifts. This year, the project will focus on the neighbourhood of Neukölln, in the South East on Berlin, and I am honoured to be one of seven local artists participating in the program and creating new work responding to the area. This project is supported by LiTE-HAUS Galerie (who will host an exhibition in November) and funded by Kultur Neukölln - Bezirksamt Neukölln von Berlin.

You can find out more about the Neukölln Stories project and stay updated on our work here

‘Neukölln Stories project brings together the disciplines of art and anthropology and includes the realization of various cultural activities: workshops, exhibitions, installations and interventions in public space. Each element of this project deals with the concepts of neighborhood, community, immaterial heritage and archive. It aims to promote interaction within the community and to create new networks of relationships between neighbors.

The main goal of this project is to create a rich archive of stories, feelings and perceptions connected with Neukölln. We see the project as an exciting and meaningful opportunity to reflect on the social and economic state of Neukölln in transition and its impact on residents and entrepreneurs. Like most of Berlin’s districts have experienced, Neukölln is currently in rapid socio-economic change. Sharing with Neukölln’s neighbors, businesses and their owners about their past, present and future provides an opportunity to highlight and share forgotten stories and narratives.’

- ‘Neukölln Stories’ Zine - Issue No. 1
- ‘Mittelbuschweg’ 2020
Fresh Eyes
Book Announcement

(04/06/2020)

I’m very excited to (finally) announce that I have been included in a new book publication presenting 100 emerging photographers in Europe, to be released later in the summer. Fresh Eyes is published by Netherlands-based photography hub and magazine GUP (Guide to Unique Photography). The second edition of this book for 2020 presents a new line up of fresh and emerging photographers born or based in Europe. Release date coming shortly - keep your eyes peeled.

Check out the GUP Magazine site here
Or take a look at the GUP Instagram page here

‘Since 2005, GUP aims to connect communities around contemporary art and documentary photography. We promote work from all over the world which stands out for its strong – unique  –  visual signature style and character. Furthermore, we help to guide our international audience to a wide variety of recently or soon to be published (art)photobooks and relevant events (festivals, exhibitions, open calls, etc.). We are an independent publication established by an editorial team of mixed backgrounds. Both online and in print, GUP produces compelling articles and other critical forms of writing related to the broad and dynamic spectrum of photography and the visual arts.’

- GUP Magazine Website
- ‘Naunynstraße’ 2019
Marta Hurst Gallery, IT
‘Pay to Display’ - In Conversation with Jeremy Knowles

(20/05/2020)

I recently gave an online interview with Marta Hurst (gallery owner and artist manager based in Rome) on the subject of pay-to-display exhibition opportunities in the art world - a reality of the times reflecting a stark shift in the balance of power between artist and art institution.

The issue of pay-to-display exhibition opportunities is one that increasingly effects young artists like myself and yet continues to divide opinion. In an industry that normalizes hefty submission fees for open calls (from major, well-known art institutions around the world to small local galleries), artists at all stages in their career are forced into a constant decision-making process to discern genuine opportunities from scams.

It’s harder than it sounds... trust me.

In this interview I share my own experiences of strange pay-to-display opportunities over the last five years and give some advice to fellow young-artists on calculating the risks.

Check out the full video interview on Instagram here

‘Marta Hurst is an online contemporary art gallery with offices in Rome. The gallery represents international artists in all media including painting and photography.’

- Marta Hurst Gallery Website
- Portrait by Jörg Klam, 2019
Degree Art, UK
Meet the Artist: Interview with Jeremy Knowles

(20/03/2020)

A fews weeks ago (before all the madness) I gave an interview with Degree Art, UK, which has just been published online via the Degree Art website and social media platforms.

The interview features gems, such as:

If we were to fast forward 10 years, where would we find you?
- Still applying for a European visa in Germany.’

And:

‘What was the biggest lesson your university course taught you?
- You will need to find a job, this course will not teach you how to do that.’

Check out the full interview here

A limited number of my artworks are represented by Degree Art. You can find my collection here

‘British lens-based artist Jeremy Philip Knowles has a ritual of walking the streets of Berlin (where he has been based since 2016) and capturing elements of the city with his camera that would usually go unnoticed. Having graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (University of the Arts London) in 2015, Jeremy's practice has since developed into a playful photographic study of urbanism and the everyday. His colourful series alert us to vibrancies present in even the most monochrome and mundane places, if only we allow ourselves the time to look.’

- Degree Art Website
- Photo by Josh Spriggs, 2020
Verzasca Foto Awards, CH
Shortlisted

(18/03/2020)

Amidst the many significant challenges we are all facing (world-wide) at the moment in response to the COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic, I am happy to share some good news that is totally unrelated.

I’m really pleased to announce that my work has been shortlisted for the Verzasca Foto Awards - part of the Verzasca Foto Festival held in Switzerland (3-6 September). Let’s hope that the festival continues!

Check out the festival’s website here

The Verzasca Foto Awards 2020 judges: Michael Hiltbrunner, Evelien Kunst, Nuno Ricou Salgado, Alessia Locatelli, Rocco Venezia.

‘The festival aims to promote emerging international photographers and to support visual arts in in rural and peripheral areas, by giving free space through connection and dialogues with nature, offering access to different forms of expression and ways of visual storytelling.

The main activities take place Sonogno. Located in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, is a small alpine village of stone houses surrounded by mountains and nature. Here, local and international photographers have the opportunity to get together and share their visions and ideas in an informal environment.’

- Verzasca Foto Festival Website
- ‘Saalestraße’ 2020
Florence Contemporary Gallery, IT
Published Works

(14/03/2020)

I’m grateful to Florence Contemporary Gallery for publishing a number of my works in their March catalog.

Check out the FCG catalog issue for March here

‘Florence Contemporary Gallery was created to promote  emerging and established artists from all over the world.’

- Florence Contemporary Gallery Website
- ‘Lahnstraße’ 2020
Degree Art, UK
Artist Representation

(21/01/2020)

Well! Just in time for my birthday, I’m really pleased to announce that a number of my works will now be represented by Degree Art UK. These works are available now for purchase through the Degree Art online platform.

You can view my work on the Degree Art site here

‘One of the UK's first Online Art Galleries, over the past 16 years, DegreeArt.com has established itself as the market leader in UK student & graduate art sales, hand picking & promoting the most promising talent. Based in Somerset House, we are not just an online gallery! As well as selling, commissioning and renting the finest artwork created by the artists emerging from the most prestigious art establishments, DegreeArt.com runs an Artists' Residency and Exhibition program from its gallery and takes part in Art Fairs throughout the year. DegreeArt.com offers clients the opportunity to invest in the artists of the future. We help artists grow their careers.’

- Degree Art Website
- Portrait by Helena Napal, 2019
Signature Art Prize
People’s Choice Award

(19/11/2019)

The ‘People’s Choice Award’ has now opened as part of the Signature Art Prize 2019 in London. If you would like to support my work then you can do so by ‘liking’ my work on the Degree Art Facebook page here

This work is also available to purchase online through Degree Art. There are 10 editions available mounted on aluminium. You can find my work on the Degree Art platform here

‘Every year the standard of entries to The Signature Art Prize is overwhelmingly and consistently high, and the award was created to provide a further opportunity to those artists not selected by the judges as part of the shortlist. The award also gives the public the chance to have their say on the artworks they think deserves recognition. Alongside the finalists chosen by the judges, there will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ winner from each of the 4 artwork categories, voted for by the public from all of the competition entrants.’

- Signature Art Prize Website
- ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019 (In situ at the Affordable Art Fair, London, March 2019, within curated exhibition ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Feel’)
Signature Art Prize
Shortlisted

(18/11/2019)

I’m very pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize in London, an award which celebrates artists in the emerging stages of their career.

Check out the full 2019 shortlist here

To support my work there is also the opportunity to vote in the People’s Choice Award within the Signature Art Prize. More info to follow shortly.

‘We are delighted to announce the Shortlisted Artists for the 2019 edition of the Signature Art Prize. With a record number of entries battling it out in the categories of Painting, Photography and Film, Drawing and Printmaking and Sculpture, our esteemed panel of judges now have the task of selecting 5 artists from each category that will be part of our Finalist Gala in February 2020.’

- Signature Art Prize Website
- ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019
Democratic Gallery
Published Works

(14/10/2019)

I’m very pleased to be represented by Democratic Gallery, who have published some of my work on their website. Democratic Gallery is a Swedish sales gallery offering out of edition prints from photographers around the world.

You can find a limited selection of my work available here

‘We believe the planet would have more love if we were all artists. When we see the world from different perspectives it brings us closer to each other. The good thing is - we’re all artists. Traditional galleries just don’t get it. We empower artists discovered by the people for the people. We arrange Gallery battles, a unique way to let the people decide who will be represented by our gallery. Gallery battle prints are unique limited time edition prints.‘

- Democratic Gallery Website
- Image used ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019
Independent Photo Fair Berlin
Instagram Takeover

(09/10/2019)

Tune in to the Independent Photo Fair Berlin Instagram feed over the next few days, where I’ll be taking over their stories and sharing work that will be on display later this month during the three day event.

You can find the Independent Photo Fair Berlin Instagram here

The fair will be running from 25th - 27th October.
- Image used ‘Zur Marktflagge’ 2017
IPFB 2019
Independent Photo Fair Berlin

(04/10/2019)

Later this month I’ll be participating in Independent Photo Fair Berlin alongside some very interesting Berlin-based artists. I’ll be sharing work from the first volume of my 8am Walks series - including limited editions, one-off prints, exhibition copies and the last copies of my 8am Walks Newspaper.

Check out the event page here

25th Oct (6pm-10pm)
26th Oct (12pm-7pm)
27th Oct (12pm-7pm)

Independent Photo Fair Berlin
Braunschweiger Str 16
12055, Berlin

‘Independent Photo Fair Berlin is a weekend long event celebrating Berlin's contemporary photographers. Founded by three photographic artists and Held twice each year, the IPFB Fair is Berlin’s first independent photography fair, featuring a selection of Berlin based and international photographic artists. Free and open to the public, the fair presents a varied and exciting selection of affordable and collectable exhibition prints, artist proofs, Posters and postcards. The IPFB aims to connect emerging artists directly with the public and provide an entry into affordable art collection, without the involvement of Galleries or the need for official representation. Since 2017, the fair has been held at various locations within Berlin.’

- Independent Photo Fair Berlin
- ‘Hausburgstrasse’ 2017
Downtown Arts Collective
Exhibition Announcement

(24/09/2019)

Pleased to announce my participation in a small group show with Downtown Arts Collective in Orlando, FL.  The exhibition opens this coming Friday.  I’ll be showing work from my 8am Walks series in a one-off printing edition alongside other international photographers.

Check out the Downtown Arts Collective site here

Or find the Facebook event here

Opening: Friday 27th Sept 6pm - 9pm

Downtown Arts Collective
643 Lexington Ave
Orlando, FL
32801

‘On September 27, Downtown Arts Collective will open the annual International Photography Exhibition featuring world class photography by talented artists from around the world.

In this exhibit, Downtown Arts Collective aims to challenge and inspire local artists and collectors while creating a dialogue with artists working abroad. It will be showcased at the studio from September 27 to October 24, 2019.’


- Downtown Arts Collective Website
The Great Creative Life
Interview

(09/09/2019)

Check out my interview with Rachel Marsden (artist coach in Berlin and founder of The Great Creative Life) where I discuss my photographic work in the context of environmental sustainability.

You can read the full interview here

‘The Future of Art is an interview series where I speak with artists on the topics of sustainability and climate change in relation to their artistic practices. The series aims to explore a range of viewpoints, not only those of artists working directly with these topics but also how it affects the practices of all artists, no matter their chosen themes or mediums.

Our first artist is Jeremy Knowles. Originally from the UK, Knowles lives and works in Berlin.

Jeremy has a ritual of walking and photographing in Berlin in the mornings. The images presented here have been captured in the last two years and reflect his interest in capturing the unnoticed aspects of Berlin life. The emphasis on colour and vibrancy in the morning light playfully awaken us to how much colour exists around us when we take the time to look.’


- The Great Creative Life Website
- Portrait by Helena Napal, 2019
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Private View - Blind Date

(06/09/2019)

To coincide with Berlin Art Week (11th - 15th Sep), Blind Date opens next Thursday at Fotogalerie Friedrichshain.

Take a look at the Facebook event page here

Vernissage:
Thursday 12th Sept, 7pm
Free entry

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Helsingforser Platz 1
10243 Berlin

‘The group exhibition presents 22 photographers who are connected in two ways - the originality of their series and a personal relation to the Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.’

- Fotogalerie Friedrichshain Website
Aesthetica Magazine
Urban Abstraction

(03/09/2019)

Just discovered this article featuring my work - published by Aesthetica Magazine.

Take a look at the article here

‘Influenced by personal encounters, Berlin-based artist Jeremy Knowles (b. 1992) traverses a space between documentary and conceptual photography. Finding abstractions in the urban landscape, the bold images in 8am Walks seek vibrancy within architectural space – cataloging the everyday through surprising angles. The images show how the colours of scaffolding, paint and other manmade materials disrupt the rhythms of a landscape.

Each work was taken at the same time of day as part of an ongoing routine, recording elements found within individual journeys. The artist explains: “Series are driven by stories and accounts that explore the human experience by connecting person to place… Pattern, repetition and coincidence structure my approach to ongoing projects.”‘


- Aesthetica Magazine Website
- ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Blind Date

(28/08/2019)

Opening:
Thursday 12th September, 7pm
Helsingforser Pl. 1
10243
Berlin

You can view the exhibition event page here

I’m pleased to announce my participation in Blind Date - a group exhibition of photographers who are connected to the area of Kreuzberg/Friedrichshain in Berlin.

‘For our group exhibition in autumn 2019, all photographers were invited who have a personal connection to the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district. The district as birthplay, center of life, studio location or distant memory. The final selection of photographers will focus on dedicated long-term projects as well as highly conceptual series that impress with their extraordinary aesthetics.’

Fotogalerie Friedrichshain was the first art gallery in former East Germany to focus exclusively on photography. One of the true pioneers of photography in Europe (founded in 1985), it is located just between Warshauer Straße and famous Berlin nightclub Berghain. During its moving 30 year history, it has hosted exhibitions by Sebastiao Salgado, Tina Modotti, Imogen Cunningham, Gordan Parks and Cecil Beaton, as well as acclaimed German photographers Helga Paris, Arno Fischer, Sybille Bergemann, Roger Melis, Harald Hauswald and Ute Mahler.

- Fotogalerie Friedrichshain Website
Green Hill Gallery
Public, Private, and In-Between

(23/08/2019)

Last few days to visit Public, Private & In Between at Green Hill Gallery, Berlin.

Green Hill Gallery
Grünberger Str. 13
10243 Berlin

The notions of Public and Private are complex, as they relate to multiple aspects of our lives, and affect us by forcing a constant decision-making process that dictates our conditions of safety. What is public, and what is private, becomes anissue of binary opposites when there is an obscure and confusing area that lies in between. Are public and private separate, or can they be the same? Who is able to draw the distinction? What is at stake when defining private and public? Is this all related to safety; and if so, of whom?

In this exhibition artists Funda Zeynep Ayguler, Ioana Butloc, Lionel Cruet, Marcel Everling, Francesco Gioacchini, Jeremy Knowles, Valentina Michelini and Marie-Charlotte Nouza created an art installation that reminds us of the living environment, challenging the notion of private and public and what lies in between by engaging with an interactive, thought provoking space that aims to find new ways to discuss and make visible these issues and to spark new ways of thinking about this subject.

- Photo courtessy of Bridget Lollihell
Photograd, UK
Instagram Takeover

(18/08/2019)

Tune in to the Photograd Instagram platform from 19th - 23rd August for my takeover where I’ll be sharing new work from my 8am Walks series.

Photograd documents the journey of photography graduates from UK based courses. You can follow the Photograd Instagram feed here
- Image used ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019
Green Hill Gallery
Public, Private, and In-Between

(01/08/2019)

Private View Friday  - 2nd August 7pm
Green Hill Gallery
Grünberger Str. 13
10243 Berlin

Today it is estimated that around 500,000 video surveillance cameras are in active use across the city of London. This figure not only takes into account cameras that are operated by the UK government and Scotland Yard (situated, for example, outside of official government buildings and throughout underground railway lines) but also the many privately-owned video surveillance systems that can be found in both business and domestic spaces. Regardless of the intent, ownership or use of such cameras, it is estimated that, on average, an individual may be recorded on camera 300 times within a 24-hour period in London.

Berlin, on the other hand, has so far resisted London’s example of marked public monitoring. In a country scarred by a history of oppressive state surveillance, it is hardly surprising that those born in Germany before reunification in 1990 still retain an enduring distrust of authority. Even after a new wave of discussions on the topic of public safety was opened up in 2016 (following a spate of violent attacks in major German cities), the city of Berlin has still held on to comparatively restrictive surveillance laws that protect the rights of its residents. New legislation proposed to relax the use of video surveillance within Berlin in the wake of these attacks (through the introduction of facial recognition software in railway stations, for example) has nonetheless divided public opinion on the matter and sparked new debates that have brought fresh concerns to further contest the boundary between public and private space. As a result, decisions made by the state that risk infringing on the privacy of individuals are made tentatively.

Privacy in Germany is a sensitive subject. In a country that still displays social evidence of the prolonged effects of the Cold War, privacy is widely seen as a right worth firmly protecting. Within the context of the exhibition at Green Hill Gallery, which is situated in one of the last haunts of punks and squatters in Berlin, CCTV cameras installed throughout the exhibition challenge our ideas of individual private space and also question our wider engagement with camera surveillance in the city itself.

The cameras can be seen to interact with other artworks in the exhibition and, with varying success, blend in with the different simulations of domestic surroundings they occupy. Throughout the gallery, these cameras increasingly appear to mimic familiar, human gestures – one camera seems to peek behind a door, while another is positioned to look as if it is peering out of the window on to the street. But despite the impression of innocence suggested through their playful encounter with the space, the CCTV cameras represent a significant invasion of privacy by their very nature and thus create an uncomfortable feeling of observation.

The question of whether these cameras are truly recording individuals in the space is left unanswered.
Float Magazine
Instagram Takeover

(23/07/2019)

July 28th - July 31st

Stay tuned and follow Float Photo Magazine on Instagram from Sunday 28th July till Wednesday 31st for my takeover, when I’ll be sharing new and existing work from my ramblings in Berlin and London.

Check out the Float site here
Or follow Float on Instagram here

‘Float was created with the goal to share and celebrate the photographic work of versatile roster of contemporary photographers from around the world. From young and emerging to established artists, Float features high quality and creative work with the intention to inspire and push forward our photo community. Float takes pride in collaborating with many other photo platforms to create a unique, open minded and welcoming space for photographers.’

- Float Magazine Website
- ‘Untitled’ 2019
Grrl Haus Cinema
Summer Mood

(06/07/2019)

July 18th - July 30th
Vernissage July 19th
7pm - 10pm

Oblomov
Lenaustraße 7, Berlin

I’m pleased to announce my participation in Summer Mood - a group show and screening at Oblomov, Berlin, alongside Daniela Torres, Caroline Heineck, Beatrice Lezzi, Lemia Monét Bodde, Ana Vodušek, Giulia Garetto Romano, Julia Feige, Rebecca Dorothy, Katya Derkse, Colette Pomerleau, and Alba Llach Pou.

You can find the event page here

I’ll be showing existing work from my Hold Up To View (2017) series and responding to the theme of summer.

‘GRRL HAUS CINEMA is an ongoing program of short films and video art made by women. A mix of local, national, and international artists present work from a variety of disciplines: narrative, documentary, experimental, and conceptual. With an emphasis on low budget and DIY, GRRL HAUS is a space for underrepresented voices in the arts today.’

- Grrl Haus Cinema Website

You can find more about Grrl Haus Cinema here
- From ‘Hold up to View’ 2018
The Palace Collective
Urban Exploration Workshop

(26/06/2019)

On Friday 5th July I will be leading a workshop in Neukölln (Berlin) with artist Rochyne Delaney McNulty. This workshop is part of the wider FLASH Palace: in city residency program taking place next weekend. We’ll be roaming the streets, collecting things and making something new.

Find the event page here

‘Artists Rochyne Delaney McNulty and Jeremy Knowles lead a workshop in urban exploration, reflection and making on Friday 5th July.

Do you like finding interesting things in interesting places and collaborating with interesting people?

In this workshop we will spend time wandering the streets of Neukölln, finding objects, documenting the journey and reflecting on our interactions. We will take Psychogeography (a term coined by Guy Debord and The Situationsists) as our main conceptual anchor, by finding ways to analyse different boundaries we face along our route. What we make will be shaped by what we find.

The act of finding objects will open our eyes to the potentiality of things, the act of exploring with intention will help us imagine the city in a different way, and the act of coming together will create a community of sharing and imagination.’
- Flash Palace 2019: Trea S c Ur lpture Hunt. Youtube

Green Hill Gallery
In-Between #4

(21/06/2019)

I’m very pleased to have been selected for a collaborative month-long residency program with Green Hill Gallery, Berlin - an initiative of Kulturschöpfer. The residency runs throughout July and culminates in an exhibition at the beginning of August.

Find the Kulturschöpfer site here

‘IN//BETWEEN #4 is not just an exhibition − it is a collaborative project that brings together artists from different parts of the world and different cultures.

Over a five-week period, the artists create, share, listen and learn from each other in order to build a unique exhibition that showcases the nexus between cross-cultural dialogue, experience and growth.’

- Kultürschöpfer Website
Liebig12
Anxiety & Minimalism

(23/04/2019)

3-5 May 2019 (Private view 3rd May 7pm)

Liebig12 Atelier
Liebigstrasse 12
10247 Berlin

I’m pleased to announce my participation in an upcoming group show at Liebig12 in Berlin next month alongside artists Jan Bernstein, Nikita Zhukovskiy, Zac Endter and Darta Treimane. I’ll be showing new work from my 8am Walks series within a large installation in the gallery responding to the theme of anxiety and minimalism.

Check out the gallery website here

(Or for more details take a look at the Facebook event here)

‘Clean your room and you'll have a fresh start, it’s easier to breathe. Get rid of the clutter. In your room, in your closet, in your mind. You have less. You have enough. There is less that distracts you. There is less that you need to worry about. The minimum remains. It calms you. Focus only on what is necessary.  On what really matters.’

- Darta Treimane, Curator
- ‘Quitzostraße’ 2019
Broad Magazine
Instagram Feature

(19/04/2019)

Broad Magazine featured my work today in their Instagram feed as part of the magazine’s Friday Features.

Take a look here
- From ‘8am Walks’, 2019
Float Magazine
Artist Feature

(10/04/2019)

FLOAT Magazine featured my work today in their online artist portfolio.

Take a look here

In July I will be taking over the FLOAT  Instagram account for a few days to share new work from my 8am Walks series.
- From ‘8am Walks’, 2019
Anne Bengard
Studio Visit

(28/03/2019)

Yesterday I went to visit friend and fellow artist Anne Bengard in her Berlin studio to check up on some of her new paintings. Anne is showing new artwork later this week in a group exhibition (for charity) that addresses homelessness. Take a look at Anne’s work here

Quote of the day:

By the way, I have my bubble sword with me just in case we need it

Anne’s exhibition Light & Noise, hosted by Zwei Drei Raum in Kreuzberg, opens Friday 29th March and aims to highlight the lives of homeless people living in Berlin.
- Anne Bengard, artist based in Berlin
Art Frontiere
Artist Interview

(22/03/2019)

ArtFrontiere published an interview today in which I discuss recent work as well as my installation in London earlier this month at the Affordable Art Fair.

Take a look here

(Or check out the ArtFrontiere Instagram feed here)

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of presenting new work from my Berlin series 8am Walks at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park. For this installation I wanted to find a way of hanging photographic work from the series away from the exhibition wall in order to encourage a sense of play and chance encounter – strong themes within the series itself. To achieve this I made use of plastic packing crates, which feature in my work several times as colourful focal points, as building blocks for columns and walls on which to hang unframed prints. At times chaotic (and at other times working in waves of harmonious saturated hues), the installed crates became an interesting but nonetheless challenging background for an already colourful series.”

‘Jeremy Knowles is a lens-based artist influenced by personal encounters. His work lies between documentary and conceptual photography. While pottering around the streets of Berlin, Knowles looks for abstractions in the urban landscape and catalogs everyday mundane objects.’

- Art Frontiere Website
- 8am Walks series in situ at the Affordable Art Fair, London, March 2019, within curated exhibition ‘Stop, Look, Listen, Feel’
Loenke Magazine
Featured Artist

(19/03/2019)

LOENKE Magazine (Paris) featured my work today on their Instagram feed alongside a simple quote.

Take a look here

These objects disrupt the grey and the dull and give me hope
- ‘Untitled’ 2019
CreativPaper
Featured Artist

(18/03/2019)

CreativPaper featured my work today in their online artist journal.

Take a look here

(Or check out the CreativPaper Instagram feed here)

‘For his latest project titled '8am walks', Berlin-based British photographer Jeremy Philip Knowles had a simple objective. Leave the house at 8 am every day with his camera and capture what he saw around him. A city that often has a reputation for being dark and gloomy, Jeremy dispels this popular myth with details of colour, pattern and shadow with a project that lasted for over two years. Born in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom in 1992, Jeremy graduated with a degree in fine art photography from Camberwell College of Art in 2015. His practice has developed into a playful photographic study of the everyday.’

‘Instagram takeover by Berlin-based photographer Jeremy Knowles. Stepping out at 8am everyday with his camera over the course of two years, Jeremy captures a more playful side to his home city. Through his project of shooting everyday at 8am for two years Jeremy sheds light on finding detail, colours and layers in the mundane.’

- CreativPaper Website
- ‘Rosenthaler Str.’ 2018
Art Frontiere
Featured Artist

(13/03/2019)

Art Frontiere featured my work alongside an interview with curator Becca Pelly-Fry. Take a look here

‘Jeremy Knowles seeks the unexpected in his daily walks around his Berlin neighbourhood, capturing moments of colour that stand out from the gloom.’

- Art Frontiere Website

Thanks to all who attended my brief artist talk at the Affordable Art Fair on Sunday where I discussed the themes surrounding my 8am Walks series.
- ‘Ystader Str’ 2018
Aesthetica Magazine
Featured Artist

(05/03/2019)

Aesthetica Magazine featured my work today on their Instagram feed. Take a look here

‘See Jeremy Knowles’ photography alongside a new installation at Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring, 7-10 March, in the Platform Projects exhibition curated by Becca Pelly-Fry.

The images show how the colours of scaffolding, paint and other manmade materials disrupt the rhythms of a landscape. Jeremy is influenced by documentary photography, looking at how images capture a single timeframe within a day.’

- Aesthetica Magazine Website
- ‘Große Hamburger Straße’ 2018
8am Walks
Some Thoughts

(01/03/2019)

My ongoing search for colour in Berlin (along morning walks over the past two years) has, again and again, led me to take a closer look at the bits and pieces that normally go unnoticed within our daily ramblings. Trash (mainly discarded plastic) and commercial waste, alongside all the bizarre and hilarious ‘things’ left out on the street overnight in this city by Berliners, have become a focus of this series. Even a city as clean as Berlin, and one that focuses so much attention on recycling, can tell you a lot about itself in the objects it rejects. Saturated by the light of a sun that hides above clouds for entire seasons, the müll (trash) that I find and photograph in Berlin is here given centre stage. These objects disrupt the grey and the dull, and give me hope.

Curator Becca Pelly-Fry (Griffin Gallery, ELEPHANT Magazine) puts it into an interesting perspective here in a recent article in which she discusses psychogeography (and my work).

In these days of high anxiety, urban overcrowding and ecological disaster, the human relationship to environment has never been more fraught or problematic. How we navigate the next century will depend on our ability to stop, look, listen and feel; perhaps it’s time for some geographical empathy.

I continue to be inspired by the work of Keith Arnatt, who passed away just over ten years ago (Dec 19th, 2008). In all of his works - from conceptual peices  in which he buried himself alive in front of the camera to a documentary series in which he took photos of cows after the UK’s foot and mouth crisis - Arnatt saw the perculiar within the ordinary... and made us laugh. His series ‘Pictures from a Rubbish Tip’ (1988-89) is perhaps one of my favourite series of all time.
- ‘Herzbergstraße’ 2017
Becca Pelly-Fry (Curator - Elephant Magazine)
The Time is Ripe for some Geographic Empathy

(23/02/2019)

Read the full article here

‘With the first Super Moon of 2019 in full, emotion-stirring effect, Becca Pelly-Fry meets the groups who are searching for constructive ways to deal with hardship, considers Debord’s psychogeography, and hunts for a new visual language that successfully communicates and opens, rather than closes, the conversation.’

‘In 1955 Guy Debord coined a new word, psychogeography, which he defined as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals”. He was interested in the ways in which we form memory, derive pleasure or experience sadness through our surroundings and how those responses in turn affect the way we perceive the environment. In these days of high anxiety, urban overcrowding and ecological disaster, the human relationship to environment has never been more fraught or problematic. How we navigate the next century will depend on our ability to stop, look, listen and feel; perhaps it’s time for some geographical empathy.’

- Elephant Magazine Website
- ‘Quitzostraße’ 2019
Affordable Art Fair
Platform Projects

(10/02/2019)

7 -10 March 2019

Battersea Evolution
Queenstown Road
London
SW8 4NY

New work from my ongoing 8am Walks series will feature in this Spring’s Platform Projects at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park alongside works by artists Scarlett Bowman, Alice Wilson, Rebecca Byrne and Alice Irwin. You can find more info on the Art Fair site here

‘Whilst they don’t offer immediate answers, the artists in Platform Projects all consider the ways in which we relate to our environment and thus pose important questions for us all to consider.  Scarlett Bowman takes inspiration from incidental arrangements of everyday objects, creating abstracted paintings and sculptures that carry recognisable but oblique references to place; Rebecca Byrne makes large-scale, immersive paintings that take the viewer on a journey through her own memories; Alice Irwin uses the language of childhood play to explore psychological questions and experiences; Jeremy Knowles seeks the unexpected in his daily walks around his Berlin neighbourhood, capturing moments of colour that stand out from the gloom; Alice Wilson places painted objects in the landscape to help audiences navigate, then brings them back into the urban environment bearing the traces of their previous incarnation, reconnecting nature and the man-made’  

- Curator Becca Pelly-Fry
(Griffin Gallery, Elephant Magazine)
- ‘An der Putlitzbrücke’ 2019
Studio Baustelle
Winter Show - 50 Under 50

(11/11/2018)

7 - 8 December 2018

Berthelsdorfer Str 11
12043, Berlin
info@studio-baustelle.org

One-off limited editions (archival pigment prints, signed) will be exhibited and auctioned by Studio Baustelle in December as part of their winter program. Find the event page on Studio Baustelle’s site here

Studio Baustelle is a space for art, events and experiments in Neukölln, Berlin, highlighting analogue and accessible media. Bidding will start on Friday night with an opening party and continue on Saturday with a winter BBQ.

- Studio Baustelle Website
- ‘Schonhauser Allee’ 2018
BLOOOM Award 2018
Shortlisted

(11/09/2018)

Very excited to be shortlisted for BLOOOM Award 2018 for my series Dresden nach Prag.

Read the press release here
- From ‘Dresden nach Prag’ 2018
Postcards From Home
Instagram Takeover

(03/06/2018)

Tune in to the Postcards From Home Instagram platform here from June 4th till June 8th during my account takeover, when I’ll be sharing work from my 2014 series 48 Wingfield Drive.

Postcards From Home is an art community that brings together local communities, refugees, immigrants and artists to reflect on the idea of HOME.

- Postcards From Home Website
Earthlings Magazine
The Language Farm

(01/06/2018)

Read an article featuring work I made at the Language Farm in Germany here in Earthlings Magazine.

‘From April to October I would find myself away from the stressors of the modern world, immersed in a place of which nothing else outside it existed. In the heart of Germany a little country of its own has been formed, where the English language is preferred, fires keep you warm at night and technology is non-existent.’

- Earthlings Magazine Website
Art Reveal Magazine
Issue #37

(23/03/2018)

Read my interview here for Art Reveal Magazine.

‘Art Reveal Magazine is dedicated to promoting and publishing independent artists from all countries and all genres of visual art. Each issue of the magazine presents several contemporary artist portfolios and their artistic statements.’

- Art Reveal Magazine Website
- ‘Herzbergstrasse’ 2017
DOCH Project
Interview

(10/02/2018)

Read my interview here with DOCH.

‘8am Walks’ opens at HOM, Berlin, 17th February.
DOCH Project
8am Walks

(31/01/2018)

Private View:
17 February 2018
5-10pm
@ HOM Berlin

I’m very excited to be delivering a solo show with DOCH Project this February in Neukölln. This first comprehensive display of works from my ongoing series ‘8am Walks’ will be on show at HOM Cafe alongside a small batch of limited newspaper editions produced for the exhibition.

‘We're kicking off this year's exhibition program with '8am Walks' - part of an ongoing series by photographer Jeremy Knowles.’

- DOCH Project Website

'8am Walks' is built upon one simple instruction: Leave the house at 8am with a camera and walk. For Jeremy it is both the beginning and end of a journey, and fulfils a major role within his ongoing and playful photographic study of the everyday. By bringing greater prominence and visibility to the accidental, the miraculous and the comical, we are challenged by the artist to reconsider the weight of our daily interactions with things and people, and meditate on what happens when we think nothing is happening.
- Image used ‘Wilhelmstrasse’ 2017
Unexpected @ Hoxton Arches
Exhibtion Announcement

(09/12/2017)

I’ll be showing work this month during a one-off group show in Hoxton Arches, London, with organizers Stomach. Recent work from my ‘8am Walks’ will be on display.

‘Stomach is a London-based company and artist-run event providing a platform for innovative artistic practice in all disciplines. We offer a gallery space based in the Hoxton Arches to the artist or group of artists so that they are free to engage with the space without the usual pressure of commercial gain that restricts the freedom of the artist’s work. The event ranges from artistic shows (photography, design, painting, sculpture and mixed media) to live art performances and screenings.’

- Stomach Website

- ‘Hausburgstrasse’ 2017
93 Magazine
Interview

(05/12/2017)

Read my interview here with 93 MAGAZINE.

93 MAGAZINE is a projection of visual content for makers of all disciplines, published in the medium of print.

In association with No More Human
- ‘Zur Marktflagge’ 2017