Jesse Pollock’s recent works have been exploring Arcadian visions, pastoral ideals yet with a dystopian undertone. These works consist of old fruit picking ladders, flagons and shotguns; all things he associates with ‘the olden days’ of Rural Britain, along with associated traditions. Pollock is trying to explore why he feels so patriotic, how traditions are continued and question what it all means today. Using steel, aluminium and silicone to create sculptures which refer to the shifting—and conflicting—interplay of our relationship to landscape and tradition. His work juxtaposes bucolic convention with a distorted and contested reality.
Jesse Pollock (b.1993, Gillingham, Kent, England) studied BA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts and BTEC Diploma, University of Creative Arts. Recent exhibitions include: Sculpture in the City, London (2022); Dream Weavers, Grove Collective, London (2022); Pink Gallery, Superzoom, Miami (2021); Sit Right Here And Watch The World Burn, Selfridges, London (2021); Arcadia, Bold Tendencies, London (2021); Nourishment ii, VO Curations, London (2020); La Totale 2020, Boissy-le-Chatel, France (2020); A Land of Incomparable Beauty, Collective Ending, London (2020); Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer 2020, BrookeBennington, Fulmer (2020); The Garden of England, Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2020); Dieu To Old England, The Kids Are Alright, Choi and Lager, Cologne (2019); Super Zoom, curated by Ferdinand Gros, Paris (2019); Power of Ten, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Squeeze Hard Enough It Might Just Pop! Hannah Barry Gallery, London, (2018).