Jon Fawcett’s work is about freedom, empowerment and potential. His practice is developed from research into conspiracy theories, new age ideas and new science. His object-based work is highly engineered, using military or high-end materials and technologies. Most of his objects are devices that imply a function or a bodily effect on the viewer. His films are documents of activities that, while appearing to be covert military/scientific operations, have less rational objectives.
Each of his works involves research and collaboration but they stretch beyond this research and process, incorporating several layers of rationale and influence. While the resulting aesthetic is minimal, it is apparent that there is a lot more than meets the eye, prompting the viewer to explore further – something that the artist encourages.
In 2012 Jon showed Whum and EIR in The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new space. In 2010 he showed Hearts and Minds at A Foundation, Liverpool. Jon graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2007 with an MA in Fine Art, and previously from Dartington College of Arts in 2001 with a BA in Visual Performance.