Declan Jenkins (b.1984, Isle of Wight) previously studied at Wimbledon College of Art. Jenkins produces woodcut prints and performative poems touching on aspects of showmanship, performativity, and more general questions of creative self-consciousness.
The woodcut is a graphic enactment of a pre-articulate universe, held together by a punning, improvisational dream logic. The poems are confessional and lyrically satirical, problematising ‘artistic’ ambitions and thought processes with a thrusting polemical tone.
This network of interconnected material possesses a sort of orality, mirroring the free flowing, open-ended nature of speech.
RA Schools graduate
Graduating year: 2015