Talk Art, Jonathan Baldock
Actor Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament meet with artist Jonathan Baldock to discuss his works across multiple platforms including sculpture, installation and performance for Season 13 of Talk Art.
Baldock’s work is saturated with humour and wit, as well as an uncanny, macabre quality that channels his longstanding interest in myth and folklore. He has an ongoing focus on the contrast between the material qualities of ceramic and fabric in his work. Concerned with removing the functional aspects of the materials he uses, Baldock instead works in a performative way through his sculptural assemblages, bringing the viewer, the object and the space they simultaneously occupy into question as a theatrical or ritualistic act.
Listen in to hear more about Baldock’s exploration of our relationship to the body and the space it inhabits and his advice for young artists starting out.