Jonathan Lyndon Chase (QuarARTine special episode)

Season 6 continues! Recorded remotely on 1st May 2020 during lockdown, Russell & Robert chat to Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase whose paintings and drawings focus primarily on queer black bodies in everyday, domestic spaces.

We explore the importance of family including Jonathan's husband Will (who is also their studio manager), sea horses, shyness, Bipolar disorder, identifying as non-binary and the value of having a studio in their hometown of Philadelphia. We discuss humour, depicting the messiness of the human body, bodily fluids, queerness, gender performativity & 'performing' ourselves including Du Bois' Double Consciousness, Judith Butler's Gender Trouble and a recent inspiring quote by Alexander Leon, tattoos, the inspiring music & style of Missy Elliott and more recently Lizzo, science fiction, manga such as Sailor Moon, Afrofuturism, the joy of teaching & their respect for artist Jennifer Packer, the psychology of Francis Bacon's work, Gilbert and George, the influence of nature in particular roses and flowers, being a cat-parent but also feeding stranger's cats and the rare talent of tying cherry stems with your mouth alone!!! Finally we discover that all 3 of us were born under the Scorpio star sign... Scorpio's unite for this special Talk Art episode!!!

Follow @JonathanLyndonChase on Instagram, their official website and please also visit Jonathan's gallery @CompanyGallery and their website Special thanks to Sophie Mörner. For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email


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