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GROTESQUE, JONATHAN BALDOCK

Backlit are proud to present Jonathan Baldock and allow him the freedom to present new work, which takes a departure from the salt dough series which have gained him critical and commercial acclaim of late.

There is something instantly unsettling about a sculpture which can turn the gaze back on you, In school I was told a master painting’s eyes can follow you round the room, Baldocks work unsettlingly follows you all the way home

Baldock creates a fantasia, which sits between the grotesque the baroque and the childlike. Jester like characters teeter on the edge of becoming funny or toppling into a dark underworld of perversions and exploitation.