Jonathan Owen

British (born 1973)
Jonathan Owen Untitled 2013 Copyright The Artist

Biography

Born 1973
Nationality British

Jonathan Owen was born in Liverpool. He studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University and obtained an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. Owen’s art is about transformation: often using an ordinary rubber to erase parts of photographic images found in books. This systematic removal allows him to reconstruct existing work, and to alter the original meaning whilst questioning what came before. Owen has described this process as a form of “two-dimensional carving”. The Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, held solo presentations of Owen’s work in 2011 and 2014. He has gone on to exhibit in the UK and internationally. He lives and works in Edinburgh.