In his first outside sculpture, Dordolo retains many of the features of his gallery works, where the physical attributes of his chosen media are allowed to emanate their rich material gestures. Reflecting his interest in process, here the artist gives permission for the resin to interact with the elements outside, allowing it to be potentially captured in another state of change, and draws humorous comparison of scale and medium between the artificial frame-trees and the natural growth of the location.
Jean-Philippe Dordolo (b. in Orange, FR) lives and work in London. He graduated from BA(Hons) Byam Shaw School of Art /Central St Martins in 2011 and MFA Slade School of Art in 2019. Recent exhibitions include solo presentations Bindlestiff at Exhibit Gallery, London (2019) and Fliegen one Flügel at Saatchi Gallery (2018), curated by Kris Day. Other exhibitions include The Horse at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney (2018), Gone Fishing at Centrum, Berlin (2016), Flatland at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh (2015), Come Closer at Art First, London (2014) and Universal Fragments at Large Glass, London (2013). Awards include the Jealous Graduate Prize (2020), the Felix Slade Scholarship (2018), the Pankerd Jones Memorial Prize (2018) and the Euan Uglow Scholarship (2017). Dordolo was an art editor for the quarterly arts magazine Ambit from 2013 to 2018.