Jonathan Gent is an artist who has so far practised knowingly on the margins of the contemporary art world, and this separatism lends his work a fresh appeal. After studying at Cheshire and Edinburgh Schools of Art respectively, Gent moved to Glasgow to forge his practice. He makes paintings and drawings which present an inventive, gnarled vision of human complication.
Gent cites an eclectic range of influences for his work: Bruce Springsteen, Fanny, Elmer Butters, Vietnam, ankles, The Falklands, fast cars, Matthew Kelly, boxing, dogs, and roads. Gent has gained a strong reputation with collectors including Tilda Swinton, and has warranted coverage in magazines such as i-D, and Another Magazine. Gent often collaborates with acclaimed Italian film-maker Luca Guadagnino, creating imagery for his film projects in Rome.
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