Jonathan Michael Ray


Comprising of video, photography, sculpture, print and drawing, much of Ray's  art practice is deeply connected to his surroundings. He examines the multilayered histories, fictions and beliefs assigned to artefacts, materials and the places he encounters.

Elements of collage and assemblage are oftenpresent and he regularly uses found objects and images, as well as material direct from the landscape, appropriating their symbolism while creating a new context and meaning.

By layering and combining material  Jonathan is interested in looking beyond the surface of a purely physical existence and breaking down the institutions by which we are taught to see and experience the world.