Jonathan Baldock

1980
- Present

Born in Kent in 1980, Jonathan Baldock initially studied painting at Winchester School of Art (2000-2003) and the Royal College of Art, London (2003-2005), but soon began working across multiple platforms, including sculpture, installation and performance. His work often takes on a biographical form, addressing the trauma, stress, sensuality, mortality, and spirituality around our relationship to the body and the space it inhabits. Baldock has an ongoing interest in the contrast between the material qualities of ceramic and fabric used within his work. Concerned with removing the functional aspects of the materials he engages, he instead works in a performative way through his sculptural assemblages, bringing the viewer, the object and the space they simultaneously occupy into question as a theatrical or ritualistic act. Baldock’s work is saturated with humour and wit, as well as an uncanny, macabre quality that channels his longstanding interest in myth and folklore. He has exhibited widely in Britain and across Europe, including recent shows at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2023), Charleston Lewes (2023) and The Hayward Gallery (2022). Baldock lives and works in London.

 

Photo: Leon Foggitt

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