Carl Jaycock is an artist based in Cornwallwith his roots in the painting tradition studying MA Fine art painting and also 3D that have both influenced his practice. Carl studied digital media and theory at Sussex University & Lighthouse Media Brighton. He studied M.A Fine Art Painting at U.C.E. and also Three Dimensional Design. Carl has been in over 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally with many artworks in public and private collections around the world.
Carls awards have included:The ‘International Open Image’ 2003 prize at the Deluxe Gallery Hoxton Square and was the winner of the ‘Sotheby Shrewsbury Open’ 2002 judged by Marjorie Althorpe-Guyton of the Arts Council and Richard Dorment of The Daily Telegraph. Carl was selected by Sothebys ‘Artlink’ in 2000 to represent a selection of Britain’s new artists.
Carls group exhibitions have included: 2016 SHAPE arts exhibition at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects Space, London, selected by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), Carly Jayne, Tony Heaton OBE. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery in 2010.The Sainsbury Centre 2009 as part of the Photo-ID exhibition with 10 international artists exploring identity. The selectors were Martin Barnes -Curator of Photographs, V&A Museum. Gilane Tawadros – founding director of INIVA, Lynda Morris – Curator, EASTinternational. Richard Denyer – Norwich University. Keith Roberts – Photo-ID exhibition curator. Supported by The Wellcome Trust. The Crafts Council ‘On Paper’ exhibition in 2001. The ‘EAST Open’ International in 2000 the selectors were Sebastien Lopez and Keith Piper. The IKON Gallery, Birmingham, Touring Exhibition.’Out of Place’ in 2000. NATIONAL Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur ‘1st Electronic Art Show’ in1997. ‘HAYVEND’ at the I.C.A. London in 1996.
Carl has had over 30 public art commissions and public art projects.Notable projects include a large scale photographic collage based artwork for the Houses of Parliament in 2012. The artwork recorded and celebrated the C.P.A 100 year anniversary. In 2010 he was commissioned to create The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial Project for University College Hospital London entrance area. In 2015 he created Remembrance Fielda large scale art installation commemorating World War 1 for St Marys Church Shrewsbury. The art installation used thousands of portraits of men and women researched from archives and collections on WW1. Over 11400 visitors viewed over the 6 weeks of the exhibition it was also seen on the BBC. This project was created and developed by Carl Jaycock with funding from the Arts Council England. In 2004 Carl was artist in residence at the BBC Mailbox and Pebble Mill Birmingham.
Carls present art practice:
Carl experiments with traditional painting and digital print based media. My practice often explores the use of micro and macro combinations of imagery which are meticulously brought together using traditional art skills via digital processes. The use of photography as a recording tool has played an important role in my practice to enrich my own image research material for the artworks. The process of collecting, collating and archiving of cultural and historical material is always at the heart of my practice.
Many recent artworks explore ideas around the environment and connections back to landscape as a carrier of meaning. I am presently researching and developing a large series of artworks based on Cornwall its history and its iconic places. The outcome is artworks that aim to bring together modernist ‘abstract’ traditions with a strong influence of our digital image age. The paintings and prints explore how we perceive landscape and how colour can be evocative of place.
I am aiming to raise questions in the viewer that reflect ideas about our time while paying homage to the art traditions of the past.