Work of the Week
Orange Foam, Cola Moon (1)
Stainless steel, foam, polymer compound, pigments, nylon flock, crushed glass, reinforced plastics, horse hair, light fittings
276 x 145 x 33 cm
108 5/8 x 57 1/8 x 13 in
Mixed media in glazed frame
60 x 48 cm (framed)
23.75 x 19 in (framed)
I grew up in the 80s between South Africa and Yorkshire, spending a lot of my childhood in the bush - Jonathan Trayte
Further to graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2010, Trayte has gone on to win numerous prestigious accolades, including the Land Securities Award in 2011, the Converse X Dazed Emerging Artist Award in 2015 and in 2016 he was awarded the Fashion Arts Foundation Commission by the British Fashion Council.
Trayte's sculpture is on view as part of the exhibition, PSYCHOTROPICS curated by Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery.
Speaking about an age of digital wilderness that manifests itself in the exhibition, Iwona Blazwick observes:
We shrink the world into a hand held screen - but when we look through its portal we enter infinity.
Artists are exploring a new digital wilderness where there is no horizon or vanishing point, where all images are equal, luminous and capable of mutation into a cartoon character or a monster.