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Keep up to date with Jeremy here to discover new artworks and projects, as well as to stay informed with recent interviews, press coverage, exhibition anouncements and much more.

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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


Artist Support Pledge
Shop Update

(07/07/2020)

Many of you will have heard of, or seen referenced on Instagram recently, the Artist Support Pledge. It’s a fantastic initiative that aims to directly tackle loss of income caused by COVID-19 for emerging artists. Well, I’m proud to be a part of the mission. As such, things look a little different in my online shop right now. Find out why on the Artist Support Pledge site here

A bunch of limited edition artworks now include the option to be purchased at a significantly reduced rate. Take a look for yourself here

‘Artist Support Pledge is a culture and economy in support of artists and makers established and led by artist Matthew Burrows on 16th March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now a global movement of connected communities committed to an equitable and sustainable economy for artist and makers of all countries, media and ethnicities.

The project uses social media platform Instagram, which is a popular platform for artists to post images and share their work. Artists and makers can post their images using #artistsupportpledge giving details of their works and price (no more than €200 or equivelent). If people are interested in buying, they message (DM) the artist. Anyone can buy the work and artists don’t need permission to join.

Every time an artist reaches €1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy €200 of work from other artists.’

- Artist Support Pledge Website


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.’
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
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