Jerome is a young London artist currently studying Painting at the Royal College of Art.
He has exhibited in over 25 shows across London and the UK and been featured in several different contemporary art publications including F-Word Magazine and After Nyne Magazine. His practice has been recognized through many different awards and competitions, most recently receiving the travel award from the Royal College of Art to produce an artwork that interprets the UK’s decision to leave the E.U and vote in favor of Brexit. Currently, he has works held by the GX Gallery in London and several private art collections.
His works explore themes around freedom, play, sensuality and interaction, juxtaposing the drawn human form with the usually colorful abstract settings they inhabit.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford and Kerry James Marshall are some of the most notable artists Jerome’s works take influence from. Playing with objects and language, he enjoys placing clues to deeper narratives within his works. His use of several different mediums in a single composition reflects the layers of growth he experiences, and through this, with every new piece there is a sense of a living archive.
He has worked with other notable contemporary artists such as Alexsandra Mir for her Space Tapestry shows at Modern Art Oxford and Tate Liverpool, as well as Henry Hudson for his ‘Sun City Tanning’ exhibition at the Sotheby’s New York gallery and the Carl Kostyal gallery in London.
2017 – 2019 MA Painting, Royal College of Art
2012 - 2014 BA Drawing, University of the Arts London
2010 - 2012 FDA Illustration, Brighton University
2019 Patches of Green in London, Raven Row Gallery, London ( Upcoming )
2019 LinkUp Motive: Battersea, Dyson Gallery, London ( Upcoming )
2018 Of New Babylon, Lethaby Gallery, London ( Upcoming )
2018 LinkUp Motive: Kensington, David Hockey Gallery, RCA, London
2018 New Babylon, Chelsea Space, London
2018 100 Years of Drawing, Camberwell Space, London
2018 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London
2016 The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
2015 21 Artists Project, Carnegie Library, Herne Hill, London
2015 24 Hour Project, Curator/Artist, GX Gallery, Denmark Hill, London
2014 Art-Cube, Brick lane, Shoreditch, London
2014 Camberwell College of Art Degree Show, Camberwell, London
2014 Float Art, Oxo Tower, South Bank, London
2014 Flock 14, GX gallery, Denmark Hill, London
2014 21 Artists Project, Aplomb Gallery, Chicago
2013 Guild, Curator/Artist, Deptford X Fringe, Deptford, London
2013 Art Hits the Streets, W3 Gallery, Art Trail, Acton, London
2013 Vault (2 nd Year Show), Shoreditch, London
2012 Corridor Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex
2012 Free Street (Live art performance/video) Curator/Artist, Bristol
2012 FDA Illustration degree show, Hastings, East Sussex
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
2018 Travel Award, Royal College of Art, Winner
2017 Croome Court, Nation Trust Short List
2014 Harry Crisp Award, Runners up prize
2014 Art-Cube London, Shortlisted for Exhibition
2014 Enterprising Individual, Shortlisted, UAL Creative Enterprise Awards
2019 Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea, London ( Upcoming )
2018 Chelsea Space, Pimlico, London
2017 Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea, London
2013 The Departure Foundation, Grace Church St, London
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