JONATHAN TRAYTE
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Fruiting Habits, 2018
Powder-coated steel, polymer plaster, pigments, crushed marble, light fitting, fabric
78.35 x 65.75 x 83.46 inches
199 x 167 x 212 cm

Jonathan Trayte was born in 1980 in Huddersfield, UK. Jonathan Trayte received a BFA from University of the Creative Arts Canterbury in 2004 and a postgraduate degree in Fine Art from Royal Academy Schools in 2010. Trayte’s work has been included in numerous international exhibitions. His recent solo exhibitions include SCHUSSBOOMER, Castor Projects, London (2017-18); Polyculture, The Tetley, Leeds, UK (2016); Experiments in Consuming, The Kings School, Canterbury, UK (2016); Pazar, Marcelle Joseph Projects and Istanbul Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2014). In 2016, he was awarded the Fashion Arts Foundation Award by the British Fashion Council and was the recipient of Time Out Istanbul Residency in Turkey in 2014.

 

Trayte’s approach to making sculpture and installation is informed by our global language of consumption and the manipulation of consumer decision-making. Using a wide range of materials, methods and processes, his work reinterprets modern consumer behavior and explores the psychology of desire through surface, material, light and colour. The work is a coming together of natural forms and saccharine colours. 

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Curated by Felix Burrichter
January 10 – February 16, 2019
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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June 21 – July 25, 2018
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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[This is Not a Chair]
Fragile Magazine
2018
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The Salon Art + Design Poised for Seventh Edition in New York
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October 22, 2018
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Jonathan Trayte Merges Furniture and Food at Friedman Benda
Core77
July 5, 2018
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Wallpaper
June 25, 2018
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A Lamp, Rendered in Eye-Popping Colors, That Looks Good Enough to Eat
Surface Magazine
June 20, 2018
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A Bizarre New Breed of Furnishings in “Fruiting Habits”
Art & Object
June 20, 2018
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Cette Lampe Aux Couleurs Eclatantes Est Assez Belle Pour Donner Envie De La Manger Fruiting Habits Par Jonathan Trayte
OWDIN
June 20, 2018
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Galerie
June 18, 2018
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Jonathan Trayte’s “Fruiting Habits” at Friedman Benda, New York
Blouin Artinfo
June 13, 2018
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London Open Triennial 2018 Announces Exhibiting Artists At Whitechapel
Artlyst
May 30, 2018
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Fruiting Habits: Artist Jonathan Trayte Creates Strange and Witty Objects for the Home
Creative Boom
May 22, 2018
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Commission: States of Play
Surface Magazine
May/June 2018