b. Lancashire, 1967
John is a London based artist whose combinations of drawing, painting and photography reflect a longstanding engagement with landscape and history.
The work of John Timberlake deals with concepts of landscape. Drawing on the Romantic tradition and the English Picturesque, in Timberlake’s work, landscape is inevitably the site of the trauma of history, it also resonates with the possibilities of recalibrations and renewals through imagined futures. Whilst Timberlake’s work is principally pictorial, it is not bound by one medium, nor one single style: his concerns as an artist are expressed through painting, photography, collage, drawing, sculpture and, occasionally, text. John Timberlake (b. Lancashire, northern England, 1967) is a London based artist. He studied Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic (BA Hons, Fine Art Alternative Practice 1987-1990); The Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York City, where he was Van Lier Fellow 2001-2002, and Goldsmiths, London (practice / theory Ph.D 2006-2013). Timberlake’s recent exhibitions include: ‘…both a beyond and the conditions of mapping that beyond’ a collaboration with Ron Haselden, at Husk space, London (2019); 10-4 at Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London (2018); Galerie Sabine Wachters, Knokke, Belgium, (2017); Visions of War Above and Below (Imperial War Museum, London, 2015-16); Artists Impression: Mangled Metal (2015, at the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, University of London; We Are History (Beaconsfield, London, 2014) and Turning Points (Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2014-15).