“My recent works look to arcadian visions and pastoral ideals with a dystopian undertone." - Jesse Pollock
Jesse's works draw on objects associated with ‘the olden days’ of Rural Britain, such as fruit picking ladders, flagons and shotguns. He is trying to explore why he feels so patriotic and how legacies are passed on, while questioning what it all means today.
Using steel, aluminium and silicone to create sculptures which refer to the shifting and sometimes fraught interplay of our relationship to landscape, history and tradition. His work juxtaposes bucolic convention with a distorted and contested contemporary reality.
Ground WorkGroup Exhibition 14 September - 13 October 2022The pieces on show are thematically united by the artists' collective commitment to working in three dimensions and their mutual interest in ideas of form, matter, tension, physical force, and substantial transformation. Combining the industrial and solid with the fragile and decaying, the artists in this exhibition speak to us...