Originals

About the Artist

Currently based in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Alibone is a resident of The Artist's Sanctuary in Northampton, England, and is also one half of the ongoing collaborative project Articulating History. He has exhibited widely and his work features in private collections in the UK, Europe, Russia and North America.


The art of Jonathan Alibone can be read as an interrogation of western culture's beliefs and values, offering as it does an exploration of the uncertainty and irreconcilable antagonisms inherent in our existence. His work is populated with ghosts, and haunted by loss, unconsummated desire, and a nameless longing.

By appropriating images and text from film, books, magazines and pornography, he is able to co-opt their cultural and symbolic associations so that they become ambivalent signifiers of moral emptiness, skepticism, and self-disgust. The viewer is no longer a passive consumer but a voyeur and participant, implicated in a nihilistic culture’s obsessions, perversions, and hunger for meaning.


Upcoming exhibitions:
Leicester and East Midlands Open Art Exhibition 2015, Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester, 14 March – 4 May 2015.

Recent exhibitions:
‘The Pros and The Cons’ – The Sanctuary, Northampton, October 10 – November 1, 2014.
‘NN Contemporary Open Exhibition Launch’ – NN Contemporary Art Northampton, December 12 – January 29, 2014.
‘Small Acts of Detachment’ – Collective Collaborations, Market Walk, Northampton, November 14 – December 14 2013.
‘The Title Art Prize 2013’ – Blankspace, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester, 7 November – 1 December 2013.
‘10 Years of The Sanctuary – Exhibition and Open Studios’ – The Sanctuary, Northampton, October 4 – November 2, 2013.
‘The Cork Street Open Exhibition’ – The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London, 9 – 16 August 2013.
‘To All Who Come To This Happy Place’ – Reading Room Gallery, Soho, London, 30 April – 31 May 2013.
‘Deck the Walls’ – Opus Fine Art, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, 8 December 2012 – 8 January 2013.
‘Crash Open Salon 2012’ – Charlie Dutton Gallery, London,12 December 2012 – 12 January 2013.
‘Project 2012: The End of The World Exhibition Finale’ – Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 10 – 16 December, 2012.
‘Artefacts of Failure’ – Quad, Market Place, Derby, 27 July – 7 October 2012 (www.derbyquad.co.uk).
‘The Cabinet Exhibition’ – Islington Arts Factory, London, 14 – 21 September 2012.
‘Past and Present’ – Occupy My Time Gallery, 9 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, June 2012.
‘Project 2012 – The End of the World’ – The Gallery on the Corner, Battersea, London, March 2012.
‘Answers on the Front of a Postcard’ – Opus Fine Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, December 2011 to January 2012.
‘Crash Open 2011’ – Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, December 2011 to January 2012.