Jacob Farrell’s practice is comprised of two interconnected processes -making and writing - focused on an exploration of material transformation and embodiment. This has manifested as architectural-scale interventions, artist’s books, photographic assemblage and cast objects. Jacob works regularly with graphite, a material usually associated with pencils and so drawing, but in its powdered form; nocturnalising colour, reproducing the condition of twilight.
Objects, architectural interventions and prints related to a fictional text.
Multi-layered screen print using graphite powder.
Darkroom photograms using plastic pipe and bent light, installed on a window.
Mural using graphite and dye.
2017 Contributing Writer, The Middle of the World, A Book, The Studios of 14 Artists, by Yonatan Vinitsky
2018 V22 Young London, Silvertown, London
2016 410 AD, Chadwell Award exhibition, supported by Bow Arts Trust
2015 Surmoulage, Watch it Gallery, South Woodford
2016 One Day Sculpture Park, Mullard Space Science Centre, Dorking, UK
2014 Half Words, Enclave Projects, London
2013 Icons, in collaboration with Matthew Darbyshire, off-site project for Rod Barton Gallery, London
2012 T Rooms, Collaboration with Matthew Darbyshire, Tramway, Glasgow and 176, London
2011 Group Show with Melanie de Quincey, Andrew Munks and Sophie Michael, Encausse Les Thermes,France
2011 Being is What it Is, Elderfield Road, London
2017 Co-Curator, Manifesto, Special Collections, and Cold Room Laboratory Project,Engineering Dept, UCL
2016 Co-Curator, Poison Symposium, Rock Room Museum, UCL
2015 Contributing Writer, Ambiguity Symposium, curated by Sarai Kirchner and Valinia Svoronou
2014 Artist in Residence, William Morris's Red House
2012 Co-Curator, with Melania de Quincey, The Art and Life of Alyda de Quincey, Utrophia Project Space, Deptford
2010 What Comes Out, Publication, for Matthew Richardson, Limoncello, London
2016 Chadwell Studio Award, Bow Arts Trust
2015 AHRC Funded UCL Studentship
2014 Slade Print Scholarship
2009 Grocers Company Scholarship