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John Ayscough


The cultural constructs of power, identity and economic inequality inspire and enrage John Ayscough. A conceptual artist, creative director and activist, Ayscough channels his rage into reactionary posters, social media posts and placards displayed in public spaces to address these societal problems with a touch of humour. He intends to create a space of cross-platform activism by relating to public protests in art form, documenting mass or self-generated protests in video and photography. His activist works have been exhibited widely across the UK, Europe and America. His 2019 project ‘The REAL’ confronts and inverts the British two-party system by creating a fictional political party in a blend of art and politics. First shown in Aberdeen’s Peacock Visual Arts, the satirical project playfully examines and acknowledges current democracy by language and text.