North by Jonathan Wilkinson
June to October 2014
North by Jonathan Wilkinson, brought together his most comprehensive collection of architectural artworks to date.
Known across Sheffield and beyond for his cityscape prints, Jonathan’s art celebrates the places and things that people love about where they live. A painter and printmaker, his scenes of urban landscapes and landmarks mix architectural precision with bittersweet nostalgia.
Jonathan said: "I think my work is well suited to being exhibited in Sheffield Children's Hospital, as I explore everyday scenes with a child-like sense of wonder. I hope that my graphic approach and a bold use of colour raises a smile among the hospital's young patients, their families and staff.
Living in Sheffield and hailing from Leeds, I’m interested in bringing attention to the unsung landmarks and landscapes that I grew up around. 'North' sees me travel further outside of Sheffield and explore landscapes where I have family connections, in Leeds and Belfast.”
Jonathan graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2001 with a BA Honours in Painting and Printmaking and started off working as a graphic designer. Inspired by the brutalist surroundings of Sheffield’s urban landscape and the looming destruction of the Tinsley Towers, he launched an online store for his own art, ‘We Live Here’, in 2007. He has produced special commissions for The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, RIBA, The National Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and SAGE Gateshead.