Photo: Marcus Jefferies in Bristol, South West

Marcus Jefferies

Artist, Curator, Technician

Marcus Jefferies was born in Bristol, UK, and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Jefferies recent work incorporates model making techniques, painting, sculpture and installation, centering on the architectural model and the production of fictional archives. Jefferies frequently uses architecture as a signifier for loss, alienation, and faded utopian ideals. These artworks contain certain cultural and historical references, which include: modernist architecture, unrealized utopian projects, dystopian fiction and typographical archive photography. In making three-dimensional models and structures from found documentation Jefferies seeks to re-contextualise the image and give it a physical presence that embodies past events, but also has an independent existence as an art object. Recent exhibitions include: Test Space Open (2014) Spike Island, selected by Ruth Claxton, Marie-Anne McQuade and Edwina Ashton. Perpetual City (2013) collaboration with Colin Higginson, commissioned by Spike Island for Spike Open. Sub Woofer with Ancient and Modern (2012) curated by Sacha Waldron, Spike Island. read full statement

Location Bristol, South West
Activities Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Technical installation
Artforms Furniture, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Tags architecture, archive, modernism, brutalist, installation, sci-fi, brutalism, architectural, archive
Website http://www.marcusjefferies.com

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