StatementJonathan Mathew Boyd is an Artist and Jeweller working in a variety of material specialising in conceptual work and complex lost wax casting techniques. The works he creates and exhibit look to explore relationships between the sculptural, art, design and the wearable. To explore these relationships he uses language and its connection with environment, the person and object as a set of complex narratives. His work is inspired by our relationships to language and our environments. He is interested in how language can shape thoughts about an object and its context. Other narratives and themes that run through his work are, value, perception, craft, film and the digital. Working from his studio in Glasgow Jonathan's work often acts as social commentary with the wearer/ viewer relationship further adding to present narratives.
In 2014 Jonathan designed and was lead fabricator on the Commonwealth Games medals, pins, packaging and VIP commemorative coins seen by over 2 billion people worldwide.
Jonathan Boyd was a lecturer and researcher at the Glasgow School of Art from 2009- 2017 and from Summer 2017 is a lecturer and researcher at the Royal College of Art In London.
His work can be found in the private and public collections internationally, including:
The V&A Museum London, Spencer Museum Kansas USA, Nelson-Atkins Museum USA, The Arkansas Arts Centre USA, The Transport Museum Glasgow, The Scottish Parliament, The Goldsmiths Company, The Royal College of Art and Glasgow School of Art.