Constellation 02, Cyanotype, 14.4 x20.6 cm, edition of 50, 2021, £30
The Constellation series of prints are inspired by components of star maps. Traces of schematic gestures overlap, creating new spatial territories.
Mary Yacoob’s work encompasses ink on paper, printmaking, wall drawings, large scale vinyl works and lightboxes. She appropriates visual languages from architectural plans, maps, geological and engineering diagrams, alphabets and musical notation. Of interest to the artist is how enlarging a diagram, drawing it and taking it out of context can create visual connections, transforming a functional aid into something mysterious, architectural, spatial or monumental. The hand-made gesture, intricacy, repetition, rhythm, and systems employing order and chance, are all key aspects of her work.