British-born Jon Voss is an artist and architect working across sculpture, drawing and kinetic art. His work cleverly combines technology and nature, fabricating an unlikely yet endearing symbiosis between two polar opposites.
Education and Early Career
Jon Voss studied Interactive Architecture at the Bartlett in London (UCL). Since completing his degree in 2003, he has worked for multiple architectural firms including Richard Rogers in London, and Lippmann Rogers and RiceDaubney Architects in Sydney. In 2014, Jon emigrated to South France where he continues to create new and innovative works of sculpture, illustration and more.
Jon Voss’ Style and Approach
Jon’s style is often referred to as one of contradiction and juxtaposition. Inspired by a fascination with all things industrial as well as a love for the natural world, his somewhat oxymoronic creations are a surrealist blend of the two. By bringing together two passions which are normally in conflict with one another, Jon creates a distinct and impactful genre of work. A common motif in his portfolio is that of marine animals: in sculptural form as Fat Shark, welded blued mild steel and polished stainless steel, as well as in pen and ink drawings, descending from the sky in Hanging Whale.
Press and Exhibitions
Jon’s unusual amalgamations have been enjoyed worldwide including at the London Southbank Centre, Montpellier Art Fair and at the Venice Biennale in 2010. His works have featured widely in various publications, and one of his stainless steel installations is on permanent public display in the city of Durham, UK.