Born in Zimbabwe in 1995, Jasper Pedyo attended De Montfort University, (Furniture Design) then Leeds Arts University, (Fine Arts). He currently lives and works outside of Sheffield.
The concept of his current show “Lost in the Sauce” is to present Jasper’s paintings in a 3-dimensional space blurring the lines between sculpture and mere painting.
“Lost in the Sauce” encompasses all the ideas that drive his work; a pure expression of colour and form as a way to thrust his ideas of beauty and aesthetic to a larger audience.
Jaspers’work sets out to expand on traditional art composition, by abstracting the shape of the canvas form, referencing pop culture. His intentions are for the viewers to experience his artwork with solely instinctive and physical responses to the work’s structure, colour, and surrounding space rather than with contextual or interpretive analysis. Thus he presents bold and contrasting colours, free of gestural brushstrokes or recognisable imagery.

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Jasper Pedyo endeavours to create a powerful and beautiful visual experience.
“Lost in The Sauce” is the artists first solo exhibition in London and is the result of his award as individual winner of the 2018 Free Range Exhibition – National Graduate Award. The exhibition continues until 14th February.
Jasper Pedyo’s paintings are highly influenced by the philosophy of Alexander Baumgarten, who coined the term ‘aesthetics’ in 1735. Aestheticism, to Jasper, is very important.
“I intend to provide the viewer with an environment of visual bliss; the work’s purpose is to be experienced solely with an instinctive and  physical response to its structure, colour, and surrounding space.  The combination of binary colour and textures are used to absorb and reflect light, the viewer, by means of their own reflection in the lacquered black inserts, able to perceive themselves in the work.”
 Jasper’s work aims for visual harmony, reminding the audience of the material and ethereal nature of painting. The tension in the shaped canvas accentuates the surface and texture of the paintings, the stretchers providing a framework for the 3d canvas structures, into which, flat, high gloss panels are inserted. His use of bold symbols of a cross, square and circle recognise art’s formal elements, as well as referencing buttons used on console controllers.

108 Purchase Award 2018

Over the past month, 108 Fine Art has been researching and visiting fine art degree shows across the U.K. Perhaps this year more than ever we have been excited to experience such inspiration, extraordinary ideas, great optimism, and promise. Having traveled far and wide we feel that the most outstanding body of work that we have encountered has been produced by an artist working only 20 miles from the gallery door. We are delighted that Jasper Pedyo from Leeds Arts University has agreed to accept the ‘108 Fine Art Purchase Award’. Jasper follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest UK artists of the past 100 years, who have started their journeys at Leeds College of Art – including Jacob Kramer, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Joash Woodrow, Marcus Harvey and Damien Hirst.

Jasper has agreed to exhibit all of his degree show works at 108 Fine Art from 18th August – 2nd September. The exhibition will include several new pieces which Jasper is currently working on. Three of his artworks “Jo’burg’, ‘’Marondera’, ‘Bulawayo’ and ‘Masvingo’ will be delivered to the gallery next Wednesday and on display at the gallery from 21st June. All works are exclusively available to collectors through 108 Fine Art.

 

Works by Jasper Pedyo