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Christopher Jenkins

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Degree: BA Illustration
University: Falmouth University
Graduation Year: 2004

New Blood Art Statement

With his dark, charred shanty towers, Christopher Jenkins conjures a post-apocalyptic world. His models, crafted from scrap metal and obsolete tools depict a world where modernist advancements in technology and society have failed, culture returning to a tribal, primitive and philistine age. Rusting and empty, these buildings are remnants of human activity, spaces hastily constructed and quickly abandoned. With elements of science fiction, Jenkins casts a postmodernist critique and examination of our culture, marking an emotional and psychological overview of our ideas of shelter and infrastructure.

Artist Statement

I work in Painting, Sculpture, installation and public artworks My intention is to invite the viewer to explore a personal vein of narrative and trigger an emotional interaction or imagined memory through these works, as well as present my own preoccupation with human activity, vanity and the relentless moving of time. Desolate shells of buildings and abandoned rigs feature in my sculpture, which are then brought to life in my paintings through impossibly colourful towers and Imagined landscapes. I am interested in what came before and is now absent, the emptiness after activity and above all the celebration of the loss of these moments as the people and places involved constantly change. We imagine a reason for them to exist and in turn we hope to be imagined one day.

Solo Exhibitions

2018, Solo installation, Portsmouth cathedral, Portsmouth

Original works:

Dark Wells

By Christopher Jenkins

£1500

Leela Falls

By Christopher Jenkins

£1500

Ceremony

By Christopher Jenkins

£850

Bastion

By Christopher Jenkins

£950

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Power Rig

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Stormfall

By Christopher Jenkins

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Defence of Our Own

By Christopher Jenkins

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The Last Days

By Christopher Jenkins

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33 Miles Out

By Christopher Jenkins

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This Is Now

By Christopher Jenkins

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Gravity Cannot Reach Us

By Christopher Jenkins

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