BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jay Wilkins’s practice encompasses a wide range of media and subject matter. They create non-linear narratives that mingle truths and utter fiction to investigate our complex, sometimes simple, but always unstable relationships between our bodies and the superficial world around us.
Wilkins uses processes that depend on and incite misunderstanding, inarticulacy and failure as a way of examining issues such as language, gender/queerness and class from an alternate and subjective angle. Their work is often ‘poorly constructed’, objects embody embarrassment and hypocrisy, challenging the idea of the utopian art object.
Wilkins currently specializes in mould making, working as an artist’s assistant, and also leads sculpture workshops with primary schools which seek to break down the boundaries between literacy and art.