Jamie McCartney is an English sculptor, trained at Hartford Art School, USA, from where he graduated with highest honours in 1991.
Jamie is an artist who is hard to define. He admits to having a largely sculptural oevre but his work crosses many disciplines and he shuns any particular label.
“I blame my degree in Experimental Studio Art... I’m still experimenting”.
This is true. If there is a McCartney signature it is his completely fresh approach to making art. No subject is taboo, no process or material is off limits. He embraces experiment as the driving force behind his creativity, often putting himself in extremis to fulfill his self-imposed briefs. When questioned, “I just make stuff” is his mantra. This mock humility belies a strong, some would say eccentric, pharacter with a definite je ne sais quoi... He's a maerick, an enfant terrible and what he makes is causing a quite a stir.