Jon Buck

Jon Buck

Concepts
From his earliest days Jon Buck has worked against the supposed mainstream and pursued his own interests of the figure and the natural world. In his earlier work, the content was overtly expressed through quite complex and relatively figurative compositions. In an attempt to draw together in a more meaningful way the two elements of his interest, his work has become centred on the 'making'
processes of casting from clay and plaster into bronze. In his most recent work, human, animal and particularly bird forms have amalgamated to create images that rekindle our vestigial relationships and connections within Nature. The sculptures act as intercessors between our contemporary selves and a more ancient, unconscious self that connects with our primitive, fundamental nature.Career path
Born in 1951, Jon Buck studied at Nottingham and Manchester Art Schools. He went on to be a Fellow in Sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art and was the first Artist in Residence for Thamesdown Borough Council in 1983. In 1990 he was elected a Member of the Royal West of England Academy and in 1994 became an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He has completed many public commissions including 'Embracing the Sea' for Deal, Kent, 'Returning to Embrace', Canary Wharf, London, 'In the Swim', for West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton, and 'Family' for the new Paddington Central development in London. 'Embracing the Sea' won the Rouse Kent Public Art Award in 1995. Jon has also been appointed Artist Consultant to Pontpridd Town Centre Enhancement Scheme in 1999/2000 and to Caerphilly Town Centre Enhancement Scheme in 1995. His work is regularly exhibited both in UK and abroad and is held in many public and private collections.
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Location Stroud, South West