John Elliott

About

I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Devon working with sculpture, installation, drawing, and online/digital work.

My work follows the curiosity I have as a lay person fascinated by and exploring subjects like genetics, numbers, or the way a butterfly flits around a room. The work draws from many sources including technology, mathematics, music, sci-fi, and a sense of fun. I’m particularly interested in chance - a splash of ink, choices made with the roll of a dice, a randomly selected word or phrase - and the human compulsion to create narratives and find patterns. I’ve always been interested in works composed of multiple elements or repetition; the explosion of relationships that occurs between those elements and the idea that a sculpture or installation can be a snapshot, a moment frozen in time, inviting the viewer to participate and imagine the moment just before and the moment just after.

Recent work includes an ongoing series of digital NFT artworks NFTs from the ongoing series I Love You are available on the OpenSea platform.