Top Image: Still from Angles Shades, by Jacob Cartwright
I am an artist living and working in Manchester. I draw, paint, take photographs and make videos in response to varied, often random stimuli. I like to keep things open-ended; uncertainty is key to both the process of making and to the finished work.
I frequently collaborate with fellow artist Nick Jordan, together with whom I have exhibited widely, made numerous films, published a book and undertaken commissions and residencies. We were commissioned by Art Gene to work on the Seldom Seen™ Series of Maps.
Image above: He Has No Idea What’s Going On, by Jacob Cartwright (ink and watercolour on gesso on board)
Our work with Art Gene came about from a shared interest in exploring and documenting unusual/marginal places. In particular places where human activity intersects closely with nature. We were commissioned to film specific locations around Morecambe Bay and interview and record people with a deep knowledge, understanding and affinity to each location.
What was particularly special about this process was the highly collaborative nature of the undertaking. Working together with a wide range of individuals with very different specialisms and ways of communicating their knowledge gave us fantastic material to work with. It was hard work but a lot of fun and we got to explore some fascinating places and meet some great people.
Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan
Between Two Rivers
Image below: Master Fishguts, by Jacob Cartwright, (ink and watercolour on gesso on board)