- Untitled, 2015
Oliver Jones
Untitled, 2015
coloured chalk pastel on paper
24.8 x 35.4 in
Artist Biography :
Flesh, with particular reference to the face is the main angle of critique throughout Oliver Jones’ work, acting as a social commentary and aiming to question notions of identity whilst scrutinising the subtle variations, colours, structures and complexities of its surface. His current work examines the way the media and industry advertise, manipulate and exploit the image of flesh and the exterior, inducing society to become familiar and accepting of an image that is far removed from the everyday. This is no new ploy and throughout history the exterior façade has been an image of great intrigue since the inception of the mirror and again with the camera accentuating our narcissistic and vain traits prompting a pursuit of perfection or alternate reflection that can often lead to a shrouded image of reality. Jones studied at Margaret Street School of Art in Birmingham (part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design), graduating in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art and winning the Associated Architects Prize. Since then he has exhibited in many group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including: The Young Masters Art Prize; the Threadneedle Prize; UAMO City Tour, Munich; Intimate Spaces, Galerie8; and SELF at the Mall Galleries. His work is collected widely, and held in notable collections in Frankfurt, California and Istanbul.
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