JONATHAN KELHAM | SILLY FUCKER
JONATHAN KELHAM | HITCHCOCK PUGWASH

 SELECTED LEADER OF MEN |

 MULTIPLE SERIES INCLUDING: LETTERS,  DRAWINGS, BOOKCASES,  DIGITAL, MORE &  ISLAND |

 2010 - NOW 

The Leaders of Men works have become a central focus, as a vehicle for an ongoing interest in a romanticised, melancholic and idiosyncratic Englishness.

This research is disseminated via a reconstructed space where these traits become hyperbolic. This alternative spatial vehicle draws upon research interests in narrative and utopia. The project references the reoccurring qualities of subjective utopian philosophies such as an amalgamation of real / fictitious references, disorientated travel, altered time, humour, new languages, disjoined communication and satire. 

The Leaders of Men, amalgamated hybrid characters, produce idiosyncratic narratives of dissent via text, landscapes, letters, morse code, animation and audio works. Mark.E.Smith.Spotty.Man chats shop with Ian Curtis Officer Dibble whilst Philip Larkin the Lone Ranger and Joe Orton Paddington Bear curse the commercialism of Alfred Hitchcock Captain Pugwash

 

JONATHAN KELHAM | ORTON PADDINGTON
 

LEADERS OF MEN | SELECTED LEADERS | PEN ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - NOW 

JONATHAN KELHAM | LEMESUIRE SIDEBOTTOM
JONATHAN KELHAM | HITCHCOCK PUGWASH
JONATHAN KELHAM | LARKIN THE LONE RANGER

MORE | SELECTED LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2015

 
JONATHAN KELHAM | ORTON PADDINGTON
JONATHAN KELHAM | HITCHCOCK PUGWASH
JONATHAN KELHAM | LARKIN THE LONE RANGER
 

BOOKCASES | SELECTED BOOKCASES | PEN ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - PRESENT 

JONATHAN KELHAM | ORTON PADDINGTON
JONATHAN KELHAM | HITCHCOCK PUGWASH

ISLANDS | SELECTED ISLAND LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2015

JONATHAN KELHAM | LARKIN THE LONE RANGER
 
JONATHAN KELHAM | TREASURE
JONATHAN KELHAM | SILLY FUCKER
JONATHAN KELHAM | HAM SANDWICH

LETTERS | SELECTED LETTERS | CORRESPONDENCES BETWEEN LEADERS OF MEN | OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - PRESENT 

 
JONATHAN KELHAM | LEMESUIRE SIDEBOTTOM
JONATHAN KELHAM | LARKIN THE LONE RANGER
JONATHAN KELHAM | HITCHCOCK PUGWASH
 

DIGITAL | SELECTED LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2012 - PRESENT 

Leaders of Men is an ongoing body of work. The title directly references a song Leaders of Men by English Post-Punk band Joy Division's, An Ideal for Living EP released in 1987. These series' began as part of the MA Fine Art programme at Margaret Street, School of Art, BIAD. The work has been shown internationally including: Artist's Books with Yuck n' Yum [Dundee Contemporary. UK] and Leaders of Men: Town Hall Tour [MEANTIME Project Space. UK].     

© Jonathan Kelham | 2019.