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SELECTED WORKS BY Jonny Briggs

Portal
Jonny Briggs
Portal

2011

C-type Lambda print

101 x 139 cm
Magicians, comedians, people who disturb our comfortable interpretation of the world…” These are among the influences Briggs cites and they seem apt indeed: you have to pay close attention to the artist’s tricks to figure out what’s happening: did you miss his mother’s well-hidden body in Portal? Or his father’s ever so discrete presence in Into the Black?
Into The Black
Jonny Briggs
Into The Black

2011

C-type Lambda print

110 x 114 cm
Each of Briggs’ photographs is set up as a stage, with the players (most often his mother and his father) miming unsettling thoughts and hinting at unresolved domestic tensions.
The Other
Jonny Briggs
The Other

2011

Tapestry

25 x 18 cm (approx)
Briggs prefers flirtation with the unsaid rather than confrontation, but the one-act plays do contain an element of revenge, or at least the suggestion that there are old scores to settle.
Untitled Wooden Chair
Jonny Briggs
Untitled Wooden Chair

2011

Wood

50 x 25 x 25 cm
The Briggs family album, to which the artist often has recourse, is both a curse and a blessing: it certainly recalls momentary joys of childhood, but it also reminds Briggs of the role he was obliged to play in the ‘performances’ directed by his father. Now Briggs-the-artist has the upper hand, proving Wordsworth’s famous observation, “the child is the father of the man.”

Text by William A Ewing
Un-Seeing
Jonny Briggs
Un-Seeing

2012

C-type Lambda print

112 x 177 cm
Comfort Object
Jonny Briggs
Comfort Object

2012

C-type Lambda prints mounted on aluminium

110 x 110 cm

Jonny Briggs's BIOGRAPHY

Jonny Briggs
Born in 1985, London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK



GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Solo Show: Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
Solo Show; White Project, Paris
Solo Show: FaMa Gallery, Verona, Italy
The Catlin Guide, London Art Fair
Out of Focus: Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Prix Leca, Marta Herford Museum, Germany
The Way We Live Now, The Design Museum, London
New Sensations, Victoria House, London
Partay Em Foco, International Photography Festival, Brazil
Hoopers Gallery Summer Show, London
Surreal Women, Cob Gallery, London
The Divided Self, Cob Gallery, London
Versailles, The Gallery On Red church Street, London
The Royal We, Guts For Garters, London

2010
Testing Ground, 176/Zabludowicz Collection, Chalk Farm, London
Moscow Young Art Biennale, Moscow, Russia
Park Night, Pump house Gallery, London
Album, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
Surreal Nightmares, Shunt, London Bridge
Mini Exhibition, Rydges Hotel, South Kensington, London
Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, Notting hill, London

2009
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
198 Contemporary Arts, London
The London Art Fair, Angel, London

2008
The New Sensations Saatchi Gallery, London
Site show, Belgravia, London
The Shape of Things To Come, Battersea Park, London

2007
The Arts Gallery, Mayfair, London
The Vegas Gallery, Shoreditch
Token, Bethnal Green Old Town Hall

2006
This Way Up, Temporary Contemporary, Deptford
The Imperial War Museum, London