Juliette Blightman

Born in 1980.
Juliette Blightman is a contemporary artist using diverse methodologies that refuse a prescribed formula.

Blightman’s work has been exhibited internationally, including solo/duo exhibitions at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Vleeshal Centre for Contemporary Art, Middelburg; Kunsthalle Bern, Bern and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Performances and video works at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; Fridericianum, Kassel; Hayward Gallery, London; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Her works are held in the collections of the Arts Council, England and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, amongst others.

Blightman’s work is situated in light, time and darkness. The artist is curious of ways light moves through painting, like it might a film, whilst also performing and telling a story: "I am always trying to retain the idea of movement in a painting. Coming originally from film I am curious to how time and light moves through a painting, but also when it cannot, and the void and movement of darkness is present. Like a counterpoint in music (a method that gives no singular part a hierarchy, the voice, bass, percussion, guitar are all equal and each are as important as the other in the score), with my artwork, I try not to give painting, film, photography, any more value than the other, like with what I depict, a door, a toilet, a firework - is the same as a depiction of my daughter, a window, a night out. I try not to assign more meaning to one thing as they all exist simultaneously."