Jonathan Yeo is one of the world’s leading portraitists and has exhibited widely in both the UK and abroad. His sitters include diverse figures such 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 and the National Portrait Gallery in London among others. In 2018 he was appointed Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery in London and named Artist of the Year by GQ Magazine.
In 2018, Yeo exhibited a series of works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, all derived from new technologies, including the first bronze sculpture to be made using an innovative combination of processes, including 3D scanning, virtual reality and 3D printing. Other recent projects include collaborations with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and The Bowes Museum in County Durham.
Jonathan has spent the last four years exploring how new technologies impact our lives in general and portraiture in particular. Self-portrait, is a continuation of these experiments: this one-off piece used information from a light stage scanner and was then fabricated by combining 3D printed and hand-painted material.