About Jason Wilsher-Mills Artist Talk
The sessions are free and there is no need to book for this event, but don’t forget you need a ticket to visit YSP. These can be purchased here.
About the artist
Jason Wilsher-Mills received the prestigious Adam Reynolds Award in 2020. He is an internationally exhibited and Arts Council England supported sculptor and tech artist, whose commissions include the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern, the Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar) and other major locations. In 2021 he won the midlands heat of the SKY Arts Landmark programme.
Jason’s work uses digital painting and digitally enhanced sculptural pieces, created using bronze, fibreglass, and inflatable vinyl. His public artwork centres around his large-scale sculptural works, which play with the human form at its most AR- augmented – his characters are hyper-joyful, hyper-present and yet have a totemic god-like presence. The public works are also often embedded with QR coding, playable from devices so that interpretation and interaction between the viewer and the sculptural piece can take place in the public realm.
His work details his experiences as a disabled person, but in the past 5 years he has focussed on making public art works about other disabled & carers communities, throughout the UK and beyond. The work is full of his working class popular culture references, which celebrate his 1970s upbringing in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
“My work celebrates disability, my northern working-class heritage & popular culture, through cutting edge technologies and brightly coloured, largescale humorous art. When asked what my work is about, I simply say – ‘Think ‘I, Daniel Blake’ meets ‘The Beano’”
Dates and Times
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