Aaron Angell will produce a new body of works on paper during the residency, which will quite literally be drawn from the sites encountered along the way. Continuing an ongoing investigation into 'the hobbyist vernacular', Angell will create a series of wax rubbings from the centuries-old lettering on the tombstones of Ipswich Old Cemetery. Armed with a series of small texts, the artist will transfer the headstone's carved letters by hand onto paper to produce a number of text drawings. These works create a tangible relationship between present day speech and more ancient iconography and folklore.
Aaron Angell (b.1987) lives and works in London. He graduated with a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include LISTE 18, Basel with Rob Tufnell (2013); 'Put John Barleycorn in the old brown jug', Croy Nielsen, Berlin (2012), 'The Devil's Arse', SPACE, London; 'The year of the left-hand / Folkal Point', Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2011) Angell has participated in numerous group exhibitions including 'Apparatus Criticus', Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart; 'A History of Inspiration', Palais de Tokyo, Paris and 'British British Polish Polish. Art from Europe's Edges in the Long '90s and Today' (curated by Tom Morton), CCA Ujadowski Castle, Warsaw (2013).
MANTIC GRAVE RUBBINGS FOR SEEFOAM CINEMA SCULPTURE (IPSWITCH 2013) is commissioned as part of JERUSALEM.
Taking the form of collective journeys, JERUSALEM is an ongoing project that commissions artists to make work informed by, housed within or seeking alliance with selected architectural sites across the UK. The fourth chapter of JERUSALEM takes place from 31 August – 1 September, 2013. Participating artists are: Aaron Angell and Allison Katz, accompanied by writer Gil Leung.