Jon Spencer

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VIDEO: Jon Spencer discusses his method for shooting the "noble sentinels" in our parks.

VIDEO: Jon Spencer discusses his method for shooting the "noble sentinels" in our parks.

VIDEO: Jon Spencer discusses his method for shooting the "noble sentinels" in our parks.

It is no accident that Jon Spencer's work is informed by an interest in architecture, having originally studied to be an architect at the University of Sheffield. Jon returned to his home city to study for his MA at the London College of Printing where he concentrated on the traces left on architecture by the passing of time.

Jon's work is firmly rooted within the urban environment. That combined with his interest in history Jon has made a series of works that examine how buildings situate themselves in the landscape. Initially struck by the bandstand at Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, Jon explored how to capture the visual strength of the bandstand and its relationship to its surroundings. Through a process of experimentation Jon developed his multi layering of images, that rendered a coherent representation of the object set against an ethereal background made up of partial representations of the landscape.

"Bandstands" has been awarded the Judges Award in the Exeter Contemporary Open in 2008 and was selected for exhibition at the Royal West of England "Through the Lens" group show, 2008. In 2006 he was awarded a commission to produce a study of Whitechapel Road for The Young Foundation.

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