Janis Goodman

www.janisgoodman.co.uk

My prints are preoccupied with the repetitive patterns formed by roofs, windows and chimney pots and how they contrast with the organic forms of plants and especially birds. I love pattern but I also find great interest in the ways in which the repetition is interrupted.

My pictures are small narratives; illustrations in which different elements meet and interact. The choice of subject matter is often visceral – I get a particular feeling that this is the view, the collection of shapes, which feels right and which I want to reassemble. reality in a single glance.

I want my prints to illustrate a sideways glance at the world. Much of my work concerns places I know well, views I look at constantly and which have become an integral part of my mind’s eye either where I live in Leeds or places I visit frequently.

I enjoy the act of repetition, I can get great pleasure and satisfaction from doing something again and again – but I also like to stop and reconfigure.I am attracted to the unusual in the midst of the everyday. I try to avoid sentimentality but aim to focus on the quirky and the irregular.