Apollo Magazine

The Apollo podcast: Jonathan Yeo

Thomas Marks talks to Jonathan Yeo about the artist’s first sculpture – created using Virtual Reality

Jonathan Yeo

Jonathan Yeo. Photo: David Loftus, 2016

In this Apollo podcast, Thomas Marks meets the acclaimed portraitist Jonathan Yeo, who discusses a new series of paintings inspired by 3D scans of his own head, as well as his first sculpture – a self-portrait that was painted by Yeo in three dimensions in a Virtual Reality ‘life room’ before being cast in bronze. Scroll down for images of some of the artworks discussed in this podcast.

Homage to Paolozzi (Self Portrait) II (2017), Jonathan Yeo. © Jonathan Yeo Studio

Jonathan Yeo manipulating his VR sculpture. © Jonathan Yeo Studio

Jonathan Yeo using Google’s Tilt Brush. © Jonathan Yeo Studio

The Simulacra (2017), Jonathan Yeo. © Jonathan Yeo Studio

Dr Futurity (2017), Jonathan Yeo. © Jonathan Yeo Studio

The Preserving Machine (2017), Jonathan Yeo © Jonathan Yeo Studio

Works by Jonathan Yeo are on display in ‘From Life’ at the Royal Academy (until 11 March 2018).