Currently living and working in Edinburgh.
My practice explores the realm of human behaviour. I use the theatre as a metaphorical framework to explore the ways humans interact with one another and what they choose to present of themselves. My process evolves round a profound interest in medium, technique, composition and colour.
Through the abstraction of everyday objects, theatrical props and the environments in which they are found, my work attempts to push the viewer to reconsider the original properties of such objects and the environments in which they inhabit, so that they become at once a spectator and a performer within the work.
My work touches on abstract expressionism and the theatricality found in experiencing and unveiling of works of art. Through continual re-working intervals of space, colour forms of distorted shapes, perspective and the exploration of heightening effects all contribute to the dramaturgy of inanimate but expressive subject matter, which configure as several central motifs within the work. This allows exploration of physical and metaphorical barriers that either protect or expose intimate emotions and ideologies.
While the inception of my work begins with my own exploration of the tension between the hidden and the revealed, the experience of the audience is wholly wrapped up in my process of creating. My practice aims to trigger the sublime. It is deeply dependent on the ontological experience.
2015 - 2018
1st Class, BA (Hons) Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK)
HNC Contemporary Art Practise, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh (UK)
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh (UK)
KCAW Youth Division x Vardaxoglou Prize Winner, Selected for solo exhibition in 2019, as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend 2019.
Delphian Gallery Open Call 2019
HIX Award Finalist, HIX Art Gallery
Structured Graduate Residency, Leith School of Art, 2019-2020
The Art Guide, Homes and Interiors Scotland, Issue 122, 11&12/18 Edition
Selected for Saatchi Gallery’s Annual Report of Emerging Artist’s, 09/18
Selected for Friend of The Artist Vol.7 edition, 10/18
The Presentation of Self, Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street Edinburgh, 19th/09 – 28th/09
Communication Out of Character, 24 Hour Window, The 13thNote, King Street, Glasgow, 29th/07– 29th/08
Jacob Littlejohn Solo Show, Aberdeen, No.8 creative, Curated Stories Studio, 54 Claremont Street, Aberdeen, 14/9-21/09
30 x 30 Online Edition, SSA Open Call, Online show, 27/11 – 20/12
Love in the Time of COVID, The Alchemy Experiment, 157 Byres Road, Glasgow, 30/10 – 30/11
For Scott & Kev, Group Pop up – Lockdown Show, Ltd Ink Corporation, Edinburgh, 12/06
On the Table, Marram Arts, Online Show 22/05 – 01/09
Open Window, Square Gallery, Online Show, 02/04 – 16/05
Above the Belt, Circus Art Space, Inverness, 24/01 - 02/02
London Art Fair 2020, with Arusha Gallery, Business Design Centre, London, 22/01 – 26/01
Borders Art Fair, Visual Arts Scotland, Borders Events Centre, Springwood Park, Kelso, Scotland, 13/03 – 15/03
SSA | VAS Open 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 22/12 - 30/01/20
Little Originals,Dock Street Studios, 7th– 28thDec
HIX Art Award,HIX Gallery, 32 Riving St, EC2A 3LX, London, 14thSep – 10thNov
Open call 2019, Delphian Gallery, The Print Space, London, 28/03-9/04
Shortlisted for BEERS Gallery, Contemporary Visions 2019, London 25/1
Not Another Degree Show, Chelsea and Kensington Art Fair, 237 West Brompton Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 2ER, 27-29/07
Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art, Tontine building, Trongate, Glasgow, 02-08/06
And Another Thing, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, 06-06/04
Series 3,The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 20/04
Material Girl, The Old Hairdressers & Stereo, Glasgow, 01/05
Anniversary, DOK Artist Space Steel Shed, Edinburgh, 26-28/05
PAT TestedGrace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, 5-11/05
Let’s Limbo,SWG3, Glasgow, 26/05
25% EXTRA, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, 10-12/06
WPS Opening, West Princess Street, 18/08
*Nothing in Common, Argyle House, Edinburgh, 08/06
Office Party,By *Nothing in Common, Argyle House, Edinburgh, 12/06
The Great Big Art Show,Edinburgh College, Edinburgh, UK, 07/06