Jeremy Turner

Portfolio: Drawings

a series exploring my attitudes to sex and the erotic

Festival Dancer with Gana

Decorative column derived from stone relief carved patterns seen at the Jami Masjid Mosque, Champaner-Pava Gadh, Gujarat. A Gana is a dwarf attendant, often seen in Indian sculpture. Drawing made 15 April 2019.

Original
Charcoal, ink, crayon on paper
42cm x 29.5cm

£200.00

Stepping from the Well

The naked woman is surrounded with decorative architectural elements seen at the Adelaj Step Well, Gujarat. Drawn on yellow Great Art Catalogue packing paper, 7 November 2019.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
57cm x 33cm

£120.00

Yakshini with Trees in Leaf

A Yakshini is a nature spirit, a female deity with a reputation for making trees spring into flower with a tap of her foot. This is my attempt at copying a typical carved figure seen at the Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat. Drawn on yellow packing paper, 1 December 2019

Original
Charcoal on Paper
56cm x 36cm

£225.00

Toppling Fruit Bowl

With elements derived from a street vendor stall in the hilltop town at Chamapaner-Pava Gadh and the Jami Masjid Mosque in the valley, Gujarat. 27 February 2020.

Original
Charcoal and Crayon
54cm x 46cm

£250.00

That Whole Kutch Thing!

Combined elements derived from several places. Seen here and there while working at the Global Art Festival, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. 7 November 2019.

Original
charcoal and pastel on brown paper
51cm x 45cm

£250.00

The Certainty of Time and Growth

I borrowed the girl from a porn site. She had that look of self confident eternal youth. But time moves and we get old.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
50cm x 41cm

£250.00

Yakshini with Flowering Tree

Yakshini are female earth spirits, considered as symbols of fertility in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. Voluptuous in form, they are able to cause trees to bear fruit just by touching them with their feet. 2 April 2020.

Original
charcoal and ink on paper
38cm x 28cm

£200.00

Young Woman with Monkeys attending

Continuing the theme of female figure enclosed in arched portal.
Charcoal on paper. H50 x W37 cm. 5 April 2020

Original
Charcoal on Paper
50cm x 37cm

£250.00

The Keepers of the Holy Fruit

The main element, supporting the bowl of fruit, is from a small stone relief detail on the Jami Masjid Mosque; the sun wheel is from a gateway in Kutch. The birds are kites, abundant at the Ahmedabad Kite Festival where they flew lazily around the kites on strings.

Original
ink and wash on paper
49cm x 36cm

£250.00

The Woman from the Museum

Drawn from sketches hastily made of small bronze figures in the Kutch Museum, Bhuj, Gujarat. 1 March 2020.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
54cm x 48cm

£250.00

Holy Maiden Goddess of the Flowers and Fruit

An apotheosis celebrating and venerating the erotic beauty of women.

Original
ink and watercolour on paper
48cm x 36cm

£300.00

Flower girl with Wild Rose Roundel

Another interpretation of the Modhera Sun Temple yakshini sculptures. The side columns and roundel echo the portal format that is repeated all over the building. Again, drawn as if it is a relief carving.

Original
ink and watercolour on paper
49cm x 36cm

£300.00

The Blue Venus with Monkeys attending

I was researching alternative received notions of female beauty, checked out the Venus of Willendorf, then found this one, another figure from ancient Europe.

Original
ink, watercolour and acrylic on paper
48cm x 36cm

£300.00

The Venus of Willendorf comes to Gujarat

The original, tiny object doesn't have much of a face, so I gave her one with a hairdo borrowed from one of the bronze figures seen in the Kutch Museum, Bhuj. She definitely shows an alternative standard of beauty and desirability
30 April 2020.

Original
ink, watercolour and acrylics on paper
44cm x 32cm

£300.00

The Queen of the May

Celebrating the month of May and the opening of Summer with another comely, young woman.
4 May 2020.

Original
ink and watercolour on paper
48cm x 36cm

£300.00

The Woman who Came to See me from the Museum in Bhuj,1

Inspired by those bronze figurines I sketched in the Kutch Museum in Bhuj, Gujarat.
11 May 2020.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
48cm x 36cm

£250.00

The Woman who Came to See me from the Museum in Bhuj, 2

A final summation of all my thoughts about female beauty and desire. This is the last of the series, for now.
13 May 2020.

Original
Charcoal on Paper
48cm x 36cm

£250.00