Leeds based printmaker Janis Goodman focuses on the relationships between the natural and urban worlds in her etchings, with the patterns and repetition of nature juxtaposed with those of manmade structures.
She has a background in architecture but alongside this she was a cartoonist, with work published in Spare Rib, the New Statesman and as part of the feminist Sour Cream. She moved from London in 1982 to work with Leeds Animation Workshop, making feminist films on social issues for nearly thirty years. She was responsible for many of the films’ backgrounds, drawing landscapes and buildings in different styles and materials. In the 1980s she started a printmaking evening class at Leeds College of Art and Design. Its aim was to teach all print techniques, but she realised straight away that etching was the technique she found the most appealing. Her past practices in architecture and animation fed into the images she etched. Living in Chapeltown and working in Harehills made her aware of the beauty of dense urban landscapes.
“My prints are small narratives in which different elements meet and interact. The choice of subject matter is visceral – I get a feeling that this is the view, the collection of shapes, which I wish to reassemble. Much of the work concerns places I know well, views I look at constantly and which have become an integral part of my mind’s eye. I enjoy the act of repetition – 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 try to focus on the quirky and the irregular.”

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C5754 C5755 Murmuration II – Janis Goodman
C5754 C5755 Murmuration II – Janis Goodman

Framed original etching

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Plate size: 50cm x 20cm

Outside mount size: 66cm x 36.5cm

Outside frame size: 68cm x 38.5cm

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C5758 C5759 On a Roll – Janis Goodman
C5758 C5759 On a Roll – Janis Goodman

Framed original etching

Plate size: 14cm x 40cm

Outside frame size: 33cm x 58.5cm

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C5599 Dazzled – Janis Goodman
C5599 Dazzled – Janis Goodman

Mounted original etching

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Plate size: 19cm x 29.5cm

Outside mount size: 35cm x 46cm

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C5598 Accomadation – Janis Goodman
C5598 Accomadation – Janis Goodman

Mounted original etching

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Plate size: 19.5cm x 30cm

Outside mount size: 35.5cm x 46.5cm

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C5594 Night Flight – Janis Goodman
C5594 Night Flight – Janis Goodman

Framed original etching

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Plate size: 11.5cm x 29.5cm

Outside frame size: 29.5cm x 48cm

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C5597 Little Owl on a Post – Janis Goodman
C5597 Little Owl on a Post – Janis Goodman

Framed original etching

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Plate size: 12cm x 29.5cm

Outside frame size: 30cm x 48cm

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C5601 Illuminated – Janis Goodman
C5601 Illuminated – Janis Goodman

Mounted original etching

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Plate size: 29cm x 19.5cm

Outside mount size: 45cm x 36cm

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C5600 Fledged – Janis Goodman
C5600 Fledged – Janis Goodman

Mounted original etching

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Plate size: 19cm x 19.5cm

Outside mount size: 35cm x 36cm

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