Jack Brindley is a multi-disciplinary artist who approaches sculpture and installation through the use of wide ranging yet specific materials. He has always had an interest in architecture and in particular transient spaces; train stations, hot-desking and building sites, fascinated by how temporary sites habitually shape-shift to fulfil ever-changing uses demanded from them.
Brindley’s current practice has led to work with stained glass. Symbiotic with its surrounding architecture; stained glass has historically been loaded with utopian and social sensibilities. Modernism, places of worship through to Victorian Romanticism Brindley is interested in how this material is synonymous with complex and diverse societal and spiritual demands. Tangled between functionality and Romantic ideas, he is keen to explore the utility of art as it gets woven into architecture and becomes equal to the social uses that occur alongside it. During his residency Brindley will be working on a large scale stained glass installation.
Jack Brindley (b.1987, London, UK) studied BA in Fine Art at The University of Reading and MA Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. Solo exhibitions include; STONES, Art Lacuna, London (2018) Sweat, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, (2014) Clay Arlington – Aspirations to be Reborn in a Western Paradise, Lychee One, London, UK 2015: Clay Arlington – Understudy, Union Gallery, London, (2015) and Blueprint, CSA Space, Vancouver, Canada, (2013). Group shows include; Some People are Worth Melting For, Ginny Projects, Wales, (2018) If a Tree Fell… It’s Kind of Hard to Explain, is this it, London, UK (2018) With Institutions Like These, The Averard Hotel, London, (2018) Tan Lines, Drawing Room, London, (2014), Mud and Water, Rokeby Gallery, London, (2014), Slow is Smooth is Fast, Boetzelaer Nispen, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013), Intercourse 3, ICA, London (2013) and Congratulations you are the most recent visitor, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, (2013). In 2013 he was commissioned by Situations to produce a large public commission.