Jonny Briggs

Searching for lost parts of his childhood Briggs tries to think outside the reality into which he was socialised and to create a new reality with his self and parents. Referencing the discovery of himself as an individual alongside the need to be part of a social group he questions the boundaries between us, between adult and child, love and resentment, expressed and reserved, real and fake in attempt to revive the unconditioned, uninhibited self.

Briggs draws us in to his own world, where magicians, comedians and people who disturb our comfortable interpretation of the world are among the influences. Pay close attention to the artist’s tricks to figure out what’s happening: he uses photomontage, builds sets, disguises, repaints and remodels to make the viewer question the supposed photographic reality and re-examine our conditioned reality

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Natural Inside

Natural Inside

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84 x 86cm
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Empathetic vs The Mimic

Empathetic vs The Mimic

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105 x 140cm
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Telling Truth

Telling Truth

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20 x 30cm
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Facing

Facing

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56 x 71cm
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Reclaiming

Reclaiming

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100 x 150cm
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Imposition

Imposition

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53 x 71cm
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Trompe L'Oeil

Trompe L'Oeil

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56 x 71cm
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Holding

Holding

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100 x 117cm
Edition 5


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Into the Studio ; Out of the Forest

Into the Studio ; Out of the Forest

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6.5 x 64cm
Edition 5


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