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Jonathan Yeo

Artist

About Jonathan

Jonathan Yeo (b. London 1970) is one of the world’s leading portraitists and has exhibited widely in both the UK and abroad. His sitters include such diverse figures as Sir David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman, Baroness Lawrence, Tony Blair and The Duke of Edinburgh. Known for both traditional and experimental portraiture his work has been the subject of mid-career surveys at the Museum of National History in Denmark (2016), the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle (2014-15), the Lowry in Greater Manchester (2014) and the National Portrait Gallery in London (2013). In 2018, Yeo exhibited a series of works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, including the first bronze sculpture to be made using an innovative combination of processes, including 3D scanning, virtual reality and 3D printing. Recent projects delve further into new technologies such as facial recognition, AR and AI, and seek to combine elements of immersive art, filmmaking and innovative 3D capture to create new ways of making art. In 2018 Yeo was appointed as Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery in London, and named Artist of the Year by GQ Magazine.​

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