Jon Pilkington (b. 1990) is a British artist currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2011 with a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art, and received his MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2013.
Jon investigates the potential of abstraction through a pastiche blend of forms and references in each composition. Seemingly collaging together different realms in each work he creates, Pilkington draws the viewer into his work with this sense of visual levels. Using scintillating color and compelling illusions of texture, Pilkington offers a way forward for the abstract aesthetic.
Recent solo exhibitions include; Neither Use, Nor Ornament, Keteleer Gallery, Antwerp (2020); Going to Market, Returning Home, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2019); Weather for Leather, COMA, Sydney (2017). Recent two person and group exhibitions include; Stäying Alive, Berntson Bhattacharjee, Sweden (2021); Jon Pilkington & Lucy Teasdale, Gallerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (upcoming 2021); Koloristerne, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen (2020); Arcadia, Peter von Kant, London (2020).