Born 1984, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Brookhart Jonquil's work is informed by how our brains are wired to understand the world around us.
Brookhart Jonquil uses concrete materiality to engage aspects of the world that lie beyond our ability to directly perceive. Often reflecting or doubling, his compositions of common construction materials and fluorescent lights occupy a perceptual world beyond the physical. By emphasizing the movement of light, gravity, and lines of force in dynamic equilibrium, these sculptures make tangible the natural laws and immaterial interactions that shape the subtle foundation of our experience. Through wide ranging research that includes physics, ecology, architecture, and mathematics, his work reveals the underlying principles that create harmony and stability in a dynamic system, whether it be a society, an ecosystem, or an individual mind. These scientific modes of thinking take on poetic life as they turn toward the impossible task of Utopian perfection, and the questions of lived experience, agency, and interdependency.
Brookhart Jonquil’s projects have been commissioned by the Bass Museum of Art, the De la Cruz Collection, MoCA Tucson, Vizcaya Museum, and the Cornell Art Museum.