From The English Rose
series, 2013, collage and acrylic on found botanical illustration, 22.5x17cm.
Jane Archer's work has always been about a search for self. It is figurative in nature, following a deep interest in aspects of 'the feminine' and fairytale. Throughout her practice themes of beauty, trauma, adornment and abjection have always been present. In portraits or narratives in which these themes collide or uneasily co-exist, she has continued to go deeper into the subject matter, presenting an array of uncanny beauties. Recent work centres more directly around a personal therapeutic process, working extensively with dreams and bridging the gap between fantasy and reality.
After 10 years working as a mural artist in Italy, Jane Archer returned to England and gained BA Fine Art (Distinction) at Chelsea College of Art, London. Since then she has been in exhibitions that include: The Lion & Lamb Gallery, London; The Zeitgeist Open, London; CGP London Annual Open, Cafe Gallery, London; and a Juneau Projects event with Worcester Open at the Worcester Museum & Art Gallery. Her work is featured in Transition Editions' Arty 24 - Entertainment
and her work is held in private collections in the US and Europe. Archer is currently studying to be an arts psychotherapist.
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