Jade Blackstock

My work often looks at dialogues of the ‘marked’ body in relation to concerns of the political and cultural. In my practice, themes of race, femininity, loss and resistance tie together with explorations of spectacle, constructed identity and social commentary. I use performance (mostly live), to produce visual and fragmented narratives which combine the conceptual, historical and physical qualities of materials with the physicality and limitations of my body. I tend to use foods, condiments, various synthetic liquids and carriers such as bowls to create silent works that inhabit stillness – often in public outdoor spaces. I am inspired by the aesthetics of minimalism – I try to create images that are formal and sculptural – in an attempt to somehow crystallise a message or statement.

+44 (0)7712 691597

jadebl@live.co.uk

Studio 20 – Chocolate Factory 3

40 Cumberland Rd

Wood Green N22 7SG