Erebus 2

Stuart Jones

Year:

2017

Media:

Oil paint and mixed media on canvas

Size (cm):

180 x 121 x 3.5

London 2019
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Xenotopia

Stuart Jones

Year:

2015

Media:

Oil paint and mixed media on canvas

Size (cm):

120 x 120 x 5

London 2019

Heterotopia

Stuart Jones

Year:

2016

Media:

Oil paint and mixed media on paper and board

Size (cm):

122 x 183 x 2

London 2019

Biography

I have been practicing as an artist for 20 years, and have had solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including: Creative Reactions, Pint of Science event, Cambridge 2015, 16 and 17, London (Cities: All Dimensions Tokarska Gallery, Whitespace Gallery Greenwich and James Freeman Gallery, Islington), Leeds, Birmingham and New York (Field of Vision: The Lab Gallery). Recently I was shortlisted for the Lynn Painter- Stainers Prize and ‘Highly Commended’ for the annual awards for Red Line Art Works. I have had numerous commissions and is represented by Arc Prints in London, my work has also been loaned to MGM Studios, Paramount British Pictures and the BBC. I was recently invited to become a Fellow artist at Digswell Arts.

Project

I would like to fill the room with large painted semi abstract landscapes around the perimeter of the room and a sculptural 3 Dimensional painting in the centre of the room, so as to emerse the viewer into a Utopian/ Dystopian world. Making them question the environment we live in, what is reality and what is imagined. Questioning ideas of climate change, political issues and natural/ man made disasters.
As an artist I am interested in the environment and the way we view it and experience it. My work has always been inspired by the urban and rural environment and ideas of utopia, dystopia and the sublime. I use drawing and painting to create work exploring reality within environments and our relationship with it. I am intrigued by places and spaces that exist within our lives and this has been informed by recent climate change events and natural disasters such as flooding in Britain and Taiwan, the earthquakes of Nepal and volcanic activity in Antarctica. I use drawing and painting to capture these, layering them to create meaning in the image through relationships and connections to other places/ landscapes. I use a wide range of contemporary and traditional painting and drawing media from oil paint and mediums to household paint and spray paint, working the paint surface of the canvas or board flat on the floor or traditionally on the wall or easel. My work explores our relationships and connections with the environment and how this is consistently in flux.