360 video: how Jonathan Yeo turned virtual reality into bronze

Published 16 January 2018

As part of our From Life exhibition project, painter Jonathan Yeo has been depicting his own body in virtual reality. In this 360 degree video, explore his studio as he creates a virtual self-portrait to be 3D-printed as a sculpture.

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    Step inside Jonathan Yeo's studio as he crafts his own head in virtual reality

    “Every brushstroke in virtual reality is exactly the gesture I’m making in the air with my hand. It’s a direct expression of me – the perfect tool for a self-portrait.” – Jonathan Yeo reveals his creative process in this video made with Google Arts & Culture.

    • Installation view of From Life at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 December – 11 March 2018.

      See Jonathan Yeo’s work in ‘From Life’

      From Life explores the past, present and future of making art inspired by the human figure. Discover 250 years of ideas, practice and technology – from pencil sketches in the life room to adventures in virtual reality.