London-based British artist Jonathan Baldock (b. 1980, Kent, UK) works across multiple platforms including sculpture, installation and performance. He graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA in Painting (2000-2003), followed by the Royal College of Art, London with an MA in Painting (2003-2005). Baldock’s work is saturated with humour and wit, as well as an uncanny, macabre quality that channels his long-standing interest in myth and folklore. He has an ongoing focus on the contrast between the material qualities of ceramic and fabric in his work. Concerned with removing the functional aspects of the materials he uses, Baldock 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. Recent solo exhibitions include those at La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2021); Accelerator, Stockholm (2021); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2020); Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2019); Fitzrovia Chapel, London (2019); a touring exhibition to Bluecoat, Liverpool (2020), Camden Arts Centre, London (2019) and Tramway, Glasgow (2019); Southwark Park Galleries, London (2017). Baldock’s work was included in the inaugural Towner International Biennial at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK in October 2020. Baldock’s work recently entered the Arts Council Collection, UK. He is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.