Jonathan Trayte


b. 1980, Huddersfield, England

Consumption, gluttony, and processes of mass production meet simplicity and a pared- down aesthetic in Jonathan Trayte’s striking sculptures. Cast in bronze and coated with a sickly-sweet paint palette, Trayte’s semi-figurative works exude an awkward physicality – something that is compounded by their critical stance on modern food culture, all the while looking ‘good enough to eat’. By considering how agricultural methods have developed to meet growing demands, Trayte’s work draws our attention to the ways in which humans have manipulated the natural world in order to survive and thrive.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Bottle Gourd and Palm, 2016 Painted and patinated bronze, stainless steel, mild steel, resinated plaster, pigment, lamp fitting 87 x 50 x 30 cm | 34.25 x 19.7 x 11.8 in
Pink Straightneck, 2016 Painted bronze, stainless steel, resinated plaster, pigment, concrete, lamp fitting 79 x 34 x 28 cm | 31.1 x 13.4 x 11 in