Jessica Shiel Presents Luke Burton



This October, artist Luke Burton will be presenting work as part of the Contemporary Collaborations series with Robert Young Antiques, in an exhibition curated by Jessica Shiel. 



Burton’s practice sits at the confluence of contemporary art and craft, examining the symbolism found within decorative visual culture. For his exhibition at Robert Young Antiques, he will be responding to a series of 19th Century embroidered Ship Portraits, thought to be made by sailors during their time away from sea. Drawing connections between the elements of craft, ornament, and fine art found within his own work, Burton will create a series of vitreous enamels which explore the imagery used in these unique woollen and silk works.



Luke Burton lives and works in London. Having completed his BA in Painting at Chelsea College of Art (2005) and his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (2013), he has exhibited internationally, with recent exhibitions including a Commission for Girton College, Cambridge, (2022); Capital Spring Returns, Gallery Woong, Seoul (2022); Impossible Weather, Bosse & Baum, London (2020).



Jessica Shiel is a curator based in London. She is the Arts Manager for the organisation Vital Arts, where she manages a programme of site-specific and patient-responsive art commissions across five hospitals in east London. Previously, she managed Multiplied Art Fair, a prints and editions fair at Christie’s South Kensington.