September 9th, 2019

THE FUTURE OF ART: INTERVIEW WITH JEREMY KNOWLES
The Great Creative Life

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.’


-Rachel Marsden
September 6th, 2019

VERNISSAGE - BLIND DATE
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

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.’

Petrov Ahner | Ulrike Altekruse | Lars Borges | Samet Durgun | Jeanne Fredac | Felix Hawran | Ebo Hill | Horst Hinder | Nica Junker | Bahar Kaygusuz | Jörg F. Klam | Jeremy Knowles | Tom Kretschmer | Thomas Lobenwein | Thomas Rassloff | Andy Rumball | Karoline Schneider | Daniel Schrödl | Dieter Seidel | Uli Staiger | Kathrin Tschirner | Gordon Welters
September 3rd, 2019

URBAN ABSTRACTION
Aesthetica Magazine

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
August 28th 2019

BLIND DATE
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

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 Website

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.
August 23rd 2019

PUBLIC, PRIVATE & IN BETWEEN
Green Hill Gallery

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
@bridgetlollihell
August 18th 2019

PHOTOGRAD
Instagram Takeover

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
August 1st 2019

PUBLIC, PRIVATE & IN BETWEEN
Green Hill Gallery

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.
July 23rd 2019

FLOAT MAGAZINE
Instagram Takeover

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)
July 6th 2019

SUMMER MOOD
Grrl Haus Cinema

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.

You can find more about Grrl Haus Cinema here
June 26th 2019

TREA S C UR LPTURE HUNT: A FLASH MAKING SESSION
The Palace Collective

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.’
June 21st 2019

IN//BETWEEN #4
Green Hill Gallery 

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.’
April 23rd 2019

ANXIETY & MINIMALISM
Liebig12

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
April 19th 2019

BROAD MAGAZINE
Instagram Feature

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

Take a look here
April 10th 2019

FLOAT MAGAZINE
Artist Feature

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.
March 28th 2019

STUDIO VISIT
Anne Bengard

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.


March 22nd 2019

ARTFRONTIERE
Artist Interview

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.’
March 19th 2019

LOENKE MAGAZINE
Featured Artist

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
March 18th 2019

CREATIVPAPER
Featured Artist

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.’
March 13th 2019

ART FRONTIERE
Featured Artist

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.’ 

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.



(Photographed here by Guy Bell)
March 5th 2019

AESTHETICA MAGAZINE
Featured Artist

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.’
March 1st 2019

SOME THOUGHTS
8am Walks

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.
February 23rd 2019

THE TIME IS RIPE FOR SOME GEOGRAPHIC EMPATHY
Becca Pelly-Fry (Curator - Elephant Magazine)

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.‘

February 10th 2019

PLATFORM PROJECTS
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park

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)


November 11th 2018

50 UNDER 50 - WINTER SHOW

Studio Baustelle


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.
September 11th 2018

BLOOOM AWARD BY WARSTEINER 2018

Shortlisted


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

Read the press release here.


June 3rd 2018

POSTCARDS FROM HOME

Instagram Takeover


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.


June 1st 2018

EARTHLINGS MAGAZINE

The Language Farm


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.’


February 23rd 2018

ART REVEAL MAGAZINE

Issue #37


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.



February 10th 2018

DOCH PROJECT

Jeremy Knowles Interview


Read my interview here with DOCH.

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

  
January 31st 2018

DOCH PRESENTS: 8AM WALKS
Solo exhibition by Jeremy Knowles


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.

'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.
December 9th, 2017

STOMACH PRESENTS: EDITION III

‘Unexpected’ - A Group Exhibtion.


Hoxton Arches, London

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.


December 5th, 2017

93 MAGAZINE

Featured artist Jeremy Knowles.


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