John Isaacs is a Berlin based artist who uses confrontational imagery to question the paradoxes of everyday life. Often working in wax, he creates strikingly realistic models, and manages to illustrate the simmering underbelly, the grotesqueness of our contemporary society. Isaacs was born in Lancaster and has been showing work both in international solo and group exhibitions for over 15 years. He was part of the Hayward exhibition Spectacular Bodies: The Art and Science of the Human Body from Leonardo to Now in 2000 and his work is on permanent display at the Wellcome Collection galleries, London. He also participated in the critically acclaimed ‘Distortion’ exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).