Jonny Briggs

Into the Black, 2011
C-type print, 110 × 114 cm / 43,3 × 44,8 in, edition of 5

© Jonny Briggs / Courtesy Ncontemporary gallery

Prayer, 2019
C-type print and carved hammer, 37 × 27 × 30 cm / 14,5 × 10,6 × 11,8 in approx, unique piece

© Jonny Briggs / Courtesy Ncontemporary gallery

Born in Berkshire (UK) in 1985

Lives and works in London

Broken Nature

Jonny Briggs’ research has long been focusing on his socialised bubble of familiarity within the family, using photography, sculpture and installation as a means to analyse the existing contradictions between the memory of the personal past and the present as well as the limits of the social impositions.
Since the beginning of his career, the artist has often used his childhood home as a setting for creating his staged images, focusing on both the inside of the house and the external garden, creating a continuous link between the notion of internal and external spaces.

For a ppr oc he a selection of new works will analyse the relation often existed in Jonny Briggs’ works between the domestic setting and the natural outside world. The private sphere and the public world are often put in direct contrast by the artist to create a sense of misplacement and confusion for the viewer.
The artist’s attempt to go beyond the confined limits of the familiar house is also a reminder of the human tendency to sacrifice most of the natural self to fit in with various social groups.

Jonny Briggs was raised in London, where he would go on to attend the Royal College of Art, obtaining an MA in Fine Art Photography in 2011. He had exhibitions within important institutions such as Saatchi Gallery London, Moscow Young Artist Biennale, Moscow – Mark Rothko Art Center, Latvia – Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena – Photoforum Pasquart, Biel – Zabludowicz Collection, London – Open
Eye Gallery, Liverpool – FOAM Talents, Unseen Amsterdam – Camden Arts Centre, London – Pole Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen.


Ncontemporary was established in London as a roving project specializing in showcasing emerging international talent. They opened a permanent space in a former garage in Knightsbridge in 2015, where solo and group exhibitions were held with artists Patrick Tuttofuoco, Gregory Hayes, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Raffaella Crispino, Naomi Leshem and many others. Ncontemporary relocated to Milan, Italy in 2017.

Ncontemporary, Via Giovanni Lulli 5 — 20131 Milan, Italy

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