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ART PICS: Jonathan Baldock ‘Notes from the Orifice’ @VITRINEgallery

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Through to Saturday 15th November 2014 VITRINE Bermondsey Street 183 – 185 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3UW

Check out the new solo exhibition of work by British artist Jonathan Baldock featuring sculptural and wall-based works, installation and performance.

Originally trained as a painter, Baldock employs a host of tactile materials such as salt-dough, felt, straw and ceramic and traditional methods such as weaving and stitching. In his works, the viewer experiences clearly the presence of the hand where it has kneaded, plaited or sewn the materials together.

In its bodily connotations, exquisite craftsmanship and mysterious – but very present – narrative, the work of Jonathan Baldock is testament to man’s fundamental need to create as a means to find order and definition with contemporary society.

www.vitrinegallery.co.uk

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About The Artist
Jonathan Baldock (born in 1980 in Pembury, UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art
in 2005 and lives and works in London. He has exhibited internationally with solo shows including: Warm Bodies (with Olga Balema) at Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, The Netherlands (2014); The Soft Machine, Chapter, Cardiff (2014); Multiple points in this crude landscape, Primary, Nottingham (2014); Hot Spots, The Apartment, Vancouver, Canada (2014); A Strange mix between a Butcher’s Shop and a Nightclub, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2013); The Blue Epoch, Colloredo-Mansfeldský Palác, AMoYA, Prague, Czech (2012); Musica, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy (2011); Pierrot, PeregrineProgram, Chicago, USA, (2011); The Fool’s Flipside, Cell Projects, London, UK (2010); and ‘H.E’ The Fine Art Society London, UK (2008).

Group shows include; Two Figures in a Landscape (choreographed by Rubato Dance Group), Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2013); Relativity Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK (2013); The Gathering, Mytoro Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (2013); ARE YOU ALRIGHT? New Art From Britain, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, CA (2013); Implausible Imposters, Ceri Hand Gallery, London, UK (2013); A Conspiracy of Detail Mackintosh Museum Glasgow, UK (2013); Pile, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales (2011); Memories and Encounters, Via Farini Milan, IT (2009); NEWSPEAK: British Art Now, Hermitage Museum St Petersburg, Russia (2009) and Saatchi Gallery London, UK (2008).
He has received international awards and residencies, including: Abbey Fellowship, British School in Rome, Italy (2013); Residency – The Forest, Wysing Art Centre Cambridge, UK (2012); and Skowhegan, School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Maine, USA (2007).

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