Jack Weller is an artist whose practice finds him trying to enjoy celebrating art with as many as possible, be it creating a wall mural at the beating heart of Sheffield Hallam’s university campus using student stories, or designing a car bonnet for Mercedes-Benz to grab the attention of passers-by. Primarily a painter, he regularly exercises onto new surfaces in his ‘Brit-Pop expressionist’ style, however, he has more recently found himself becoming more multidisciplinary, which mirrors his interest in our ever-changing vocabulary.
With the need to create more symbols every day to create a short hand for new advances in technology being every pressing, giving a voice to things that some may see as irrelevant, such as drawing an accidental screenshot, or creating a portable art studio for closed down schools.
EMERGE, The Holt, Sheffield, 2016; UNITY, Exchange Place, Sheffield 2016; 20×20, Access Space, Sheffield 2016; Surface and Reality, Bloc projects, Sheffield 2016; EPNS, APG works, Sheffield 2017; EMERGE 2, The Holt, Sheffield 2017; _INCORPORATION_, Trafalgar Warehouse, Sheffield 2017; REFRACTION, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield 2018; Mercedes Car Launch, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield; SHU Degree Show, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield 2018; Drawing Shed 2, Rotherham and Sheffield, 2019; Sheffield the city as an egg mural, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 2019; Making Ways Celebration Event, Sidney + Matilda Gallery, Sheffield 2019,
SYZYGY, Sheffield Institute of Art, Sheffield, 2019; Portraits from S1, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, 2020