Approved: 05.01.2018

Jaykoe

Artist, Curator

Approved: 05.01.2018

Current work explores globalisation through its accelerated impact on city space. Operating at the intersection of urbanisation, postcolonialism and interculturalism, urban-spatial movements are sampled and traced within densely populated and expanding cities. 

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Artist Statement

Current work explores globalisation through its accelerated impact on city space. Operating at the intersection of urbanisation, postcolonialism and interculturalism, urban-spatial movements are sampled and traced within densely populated and expanding cities. 

Areas of research are mapped out across the metropolis, shifting contours that fluctuate over the gridlines of the city like the movements of Parkour, probing the structures of the centres we build up, the forms they take and questioning what they reveal about us. 

Drawing is the foundation of the work, overlaid with an approach to each project that actively combines and assimilates new materials and techniques in experimental forms. This interdisciplinary approach ranges through drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, neon, performance, books and other works on paper.

Enquiries into movements of cultural resistance are layered with a background as a sound-system DJ. This resonates throughout the work, formally with the application of the techniques used in audio sampling to visual material and conceptually with pirate radio as a metaphor for the notion of networked performances across global cities, all with the potential to construct spaces of positive interaction between different groups and cultures.

CV & Education

Education
2008 – 2012
MA Fine Art (Distinction), The Cass, London, UK

Solo Installations
2010
Dependency Theory, New London Theatre, London, UK

Two Person Exhibitions
2017
Overstand (Postcolonial Sampler) Studio 73, Brixton, London, UK
2013
10×10 • SAMPLED SPACE, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
Filtered, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
PIAF, Peckham International Art Fair, London, UK
#9Topics, TRIAD, London, UK
2016
Design & Architecture, Studio 73, London, UK
ArtRooms & MTArt Conference 2016, London, UK
2015
hundreds and thousands, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
Battersea Art Station, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
2014
The Singapore Art Fair, Singapore
ArtGemini Prize, TriSpace Gallery, London, UK
Screen City Lab, Riga, Latvia
Artist’s Film, BFI Southbank, London, UK
2013
Hotel Elephant Gallery, London, UK
Screen City, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway
Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Germany
Tower Bridge (Engine Rooms), Tower Bridge, London, UK
2012
KISS THE FUTURE, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
Feeling The Pressure, Rhyl Museum, Wales (Highly Commended)
FILE, SESI Gallery / FIESP Ruth Cardoso Cultural Center, São Paulo, Brazil
2011
Opening Night at the Castro, Castro Theater, San Francisco, USA
Online Show One, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, fermynwoods.co.uk
2010
VIDEOKILLS, HomeBase, Berlin, Germany
2008
Global Cities Project, DFG West, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
One year travelling around the world, overland where possible, connecting global cities, documented in photographs, drawings & videos.

Awards
2017
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award
2013
New Creative Markets (Grant), Four Corners Gallery, London, UK
EU Regional Development Fund (De Minimis Aid)
2011
Europol Art Prize, Category A Prize, The Hague, Netherlands
(Work selected for display in the office of the Director of Europol)

Collections
BlackRock, Inc. New York, USA & Milan, Italy
Mills College Book Art Collection, Oakland, California, USA
Noor Al Dabbagh, UAE
Private Collections (UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Georgia, Australia, USA)