Info.

b.1995, Scotland.

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.

Education

2015 - 2018

1st Class, BA (Hons) Painting & Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (UK)

2014-2015

HNC Contemporary Art Practise, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh (UK)

2013-2014

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Edinburgh College, Edinburgh (UK)

Awards

2018

KCAW Youth Division x Vardaxoglou Prize Winner, Selected for solo exhibition in 2019, as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend 2019.

2019

Delphian Gallery Open Call 2019

HIX Award Finalist, HIX Art Gallery

Residencies

Structured Graduate Residency, Leith School of Art, 2019-2020

Publications/Press

2019

https://www.artpistol.co.uk/abstract-art-playfulness

2018

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

https://www.saatchiart.com/invest-in-art

Selected for Friend of The Artist Vol.7 edition, 10/18

Solo Exhibitions

2019

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

2018

Jacob Littlejohn Solo Show, Aberdeen, No.8 creative, Curated Stories Studio, 54 Claremont Street, Aberdeen, 14/9-21/09

Group Exhibitions

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

*Nothing in Common, Argyle House, Edinburgh, 08/06

Office Party,By *Nothing in Common, Argyle House, Edinburgh, 12/06

2014

The Great Big Art Show,Edinburgh College, Edinburgh, UK, 07/06


Contact


Email 

jacob.littlejohn@blueyonder.co.uk

Phone

07557403423

https://www.instagram.com/jaakelittlejohn/

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