ELECTED RWS 2014
Jonathan Huxley was born in Surrey in1965, and trained at Berkshire College of Art 85/86 and was awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent Polytechnic in 1989. He studied for a Diploma in Fine Art at The Royal Academy of Art 89/92.
Crane Kalman Gallery first exhibited Huxley's work in 1992 and his paintings have featured frequently in the gallery ever since. In 1993 Huxley was awarded the RA Young Master's Prize and was the subject of the Channel 4 documentary 'Behind the Eye'. He was commissioned to paint a large scale mural by Bermondsey Council, and in 1997 won the award for the most popular painting at the Royal College of Art Show.
Huxley's paintings feature the human figure in constant motion.The speed at which they move accounts for their shadowy nature, and because of this and his bold use of colour, Huxley's paintings emit a wonderful energy. Objects such as umbrellas, hats, bathtubs,chairs and ladders float amongst his figures, which are often portrayed with outstretched arms or embraces - a feeling of excitement and exaltation about them. Their movements may suggest ice skating or football to the viewer, but Huxley intends no specific interpretation, he simply wishes to glorify colour and form in themselves.