Jasper Pedyo won the 2019 ‘Free Range’ graduate show at the Truman Brewery and was the ‘Critics Choice’ graduate selected by the Financial Times (who described him as “a Malevic of the games console”).
Jasper has lived in Barnsley since the age of 8 (when his mother was exiled from Zimbabwe for her political writings) and qualified at Leeds Arts University. Critics have attributed various ‘-isms’ to his work including – weirdly – minimalism.
However, you can trust to your feelings on this one. Jasper invokes the everyday visual vocabulary of logos, street signs and computer games in the spirit of a smart genre movie maker.
Dean Clough’s Spotlight Gallery only ever shows ONE work and ‘Untitled 11’ is one of Jasper’s latest pieces: a multi-media red cross which measures 1800mm in diameter and which, almost magically, stops you in your tracks.
Jasper talks about how the recent Roy Lichtenstein show at Tate Liverpool literally made him ‘dizzy’ with visual excitement; and creating that same thrill is his prime aspiration.