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Erik Jones - "Motion"

Erik Jones - "Motion"

Erik Jones

“Motion” - a debut solo show

July 5th - July 26th

 

Jones’ work investigates form, both abstract and figurative, through a unique combination of hyperrealism and geometric expressionism. Rendering his subjects carefully in a photorealistic manner, each figure is then enveloped within a colorful swell of shapes, color and form.

Such surreal interventions are accomplished through the artist’s methodical process of mark-making. Utilizing a wide range of materials, Jones’ mixed media approach creates a hypnotic tension between the familiar and the fantastical. Using watercolor and colored pencil as the soft foundation upon which Jones’ figures manifest, oil paint and wax pastels are then layered upon the main subject in a more intuitive manner. These saturated patterns move around the figure, further highlighting various gestures or the occasional curious glance peering out from behind the colorful structures.

For his debut solo show, the subject of Jones’ paintings take on three separate forms, all unique yet interconnected into a greater whole. The most recognizable of the paintings depict the nude human form, an ongoing motif in the artist’s greater body of work. Simultaneously, some of the paintings focus on what lies further beneath the skin, exploring memento mori and the symbology of death. Lastly, the third grouping of paintings in the exhibition stand void of any figure at all, giving in whole-heartedly to the mobility and flux of the more abstract qualities of Jones’ work. These three subjects take the helm of Motion, referencing a cyclical narrative of life, death and the unknown. 

"City Searching" Out of stock

"City Searching"

$ 5,000.00
"Robe of Ribbon"

"Robe of Ribbon"

$ 3,400.00
"Boat on Land"

"Boat on Land"

$ 1,600.00
"Bridge on Mountain"

"Bridge on Mountain"

$ 3,000.00
"Dress of Ribbon" Out of stock

"Dress of Ribbon"

$ 3,400.00
"Shell: Blue Ground" Out of stock

"Shell: Blue Ground"

$ 3,000.00
"Shell: Pink Ground" Out of stock

"Shell: Pink Ground"

$ 3,000.00
"Her Royal Cloth" Out of stock

"Her Royal Cloth"

$ 2,800.00
"Shields" Out of stock

"Shields"

$ 3,400.00
"House in Water"

"House in Water"

$ 1,600.00
"Ken" Out of stock

"Ken"

$ 1,600.00
"Lairs" Out of stock

"Lairs"

$ 2,700.00
"Mouse" Out of stock

"Mouse"

$ 3,300.00
"Ribbon" Out of stock

"Ribbon"

$ 2,800.00
"Ryu" Out of stock

"Ryu"

$ 1,600.00