FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE AND DRAWINGS
Jamie Frost MRSS is an award-winning sculptor and draughtsman noted for his portraiture and figurative drawings. Based on the edge of the Peak District , he has exhibited across the UK and internationally.
Jamie takes great pains to use iterative processes that create tightly corporeal forms. This intensity eventually succumbs to the natural inclinations of the media with energetic and dramatic strokes, splinters, cuts or washes. The processes is often slow but allows Jamie to carefully tune the pose, stature, gesture and expressions.
Working with live models, he takes inspiration from classical sculpture, cinema, Butoh theatre, or possibly a gesture made in his company. Jamie’s sculptures and drawings play with a sense of narrative and have a strong emotional content, reflecting shared human experiences.
‘The words we use with trees: limb; heartwood; trunk, are the language of bodies. The smell, warmth, weight, moisture, the sounds, are analogous with human flesh. They are heady and visceral. These sensory qualities heighten my relationship with the work and I see no reason to suppress this. I wish you to experience it. We rely on muscle memory to perform actions. Perhaps it follows that a certain amount of emotional memory might be required in the making of art, to draw upon a recollection of things felt." - from Jamie's catalogue for ‘The Way of All Flesh’