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Having taken 7 years off from making art, I have begun to re-engage with my practice again in the last year or so. The reason for this was feeling so profoundly disturbed and impotent in light of the varying environmental crises that are becoming more and more clear – put simply I didn’t want to add more stuff to the world anymore.
During this time I endeavoured to try and understand how this point has been arrived. My research has taken me to some surprising places that indicate a fundamental breakdown in the human relationship to nature. This in turn has taken me on a personal journey to question some of the very basic unquestioned assumptions about the nature of technology and the narrative of progress.
Jonny Aldous, Untitled (acid sunset), 2019. Found notepad paper.
Jonny Aldous, from Monoliths series [#1], 2019.
Jonny Aldous, from Monoliths series [#2], 2019.
Jonny Aldous, from Monoliths series [#3], 2019.
‘The Cambridge Show’ brings together work by twenty-two artists who live or work in and around Cambridge. Showcasing a cross-section of the artistic community operating in the local area, from photography to performance, the exhibition will explore these artists’ diverse practices, and some of the themes and issues that they are engaging with right now.
Jonny Aldous, Display, 2018. Courtesy the artist.
Jonny Aldous, photo: Carly Juneau