statement: Carl Jaycock
My artworks are primarily concerned with exploring ideas
around identity and presenting them in a physical form
that raises ideas and questions in the viewers. I explore
the use of images via print processes and computer manipulated
media raising questions on the complexity of identity
and the connections between the local and global culture.
I like to use images that are emotive to those viewing
the artwork, people bring to the artwork there own cultural
meanings that the images carry with them and combined
with the micro content I aim to raise ideas and questions
through this play of interpretations.
have explored print on a wide range of materials most
extensively on fabric and paper.
computer has been an important tool in exploring micro
and macro imagery in my practice. The collecting and the
exploration of everyday images and re-contextualising
imagery is manipulated and transferred onto new materials
and forms. The outcome is artworks that utilise delicate
craft skills with new media photographic processes to
create strong visual work, which aims to connect to art,
craft and other popular cultural traditions.
creates artworks which encourage viewers to participate
in the artwork by drawing them in to the micro and macro
way that the images are created. The micro and macro combinations
of images aim to raise questions in the way images are
created and what is presented.
has a wide range of experience devising and completing
projects and commissions these include large scale architectural
involved works to create community connected projects
utilising digital technology.
recently in 2009-10 Carl was selected to create a large
scale Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial artwork
for University College Hospital London.
memorial project in consultation with the 1000s of staff
at the new EGA wing of the hospital in Euston, London.
To create a digital mosaic artwork for main entrance and
wards combining all the staff and references to its Victorian
founder. Project commissioned by the University of Central
London Hospitals and the EGA family.Research support Jenny
Loehnis – EGA family descendants, Aldeburgh Museum-Girton
College, Harvard University-Mary Evans Picture Library,
The Welcome Trust Library, Amanda Holden and UCLH Archives.
2006 Carl was selected to create a series of
multi-panelled artworks for secondary schools large entrance
way/canteen. Hadley Learning Centre/Secondary
School commission (engineering status) a major
new 94 million pound learning centre as part of the Governments
new schools programme.
has worked with pro/Posit in conjunction with architects
Nigel Coates and Doug Branson and the Mac/Sampad team
on the capital project development proposals for the Midlands
Arts Centre. The project aims include ‘creating
an arts centre for a truly multi cultural, fully accessible
arts centre that is diverse and inclusive’.