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Jonathan Alibone

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Website

Representing galleries
http://www.opusunderground.com/artists/JonathanAlibone/ http://www.riseart.com/user/jonathan-alibone

Tags
realism, pop, mixed-media, figurative, conceptual

Statement

‘My art is an interrogation of western culture’s beliefs and values, and an exploration of the tension between faith and doubt, physical desire and spiritual longing.  It can be read as an articulation of the uncertainty and irreconcilable antagonisms inherent in our existence.

The dominant strategy employed in my work is the appropriation of images and text from film, magazines, pulp fiction, and pornography, co-opting their cultural and symbolic associations so that they become ambivalent signifiers of moral emptiness, scepticism, and self disgust.  The viewer is no longer a passive consumer but a voyeur and participant, implicated in a nihilistic culture’s obsessions, perversions, and hunger for meaning.'

Jonathan Alibone is an artist based in the United Kingdom, and is currently both a resident and curator at the Artist's Sanctuary in Northampton, England.  He has exhibited widely and his work features in collections in the UK, Europe, Russia and North America.

Recent Exhibits

Jonathan Alibone participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 The Pros and The Cons
The Sanctuary
 
Dec, 2013 NN Contemporary Open Launch & NN Birthday Party
NN Contemporary Art Northampton
 
Nov, 2013 Small Acts of Detachment
Collective Collaborations
 
Nov, 2013 The Title Art Prize 2013
BLANKSPACE
 
Apr, 2013 To All Who Come To This Happy Place
Reading Room Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 Crash Open Salon 2012
Charlie Dutton Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Jonathan Alibone
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