Laurence Jones | Artist | Art Angels

Laurence Jones

'My paintings incorporate elements of both fiction and reality, and are brought to fruition through a varied means of production. I draw from a pool of collected images that are then digitally edited, and serve as a starting point for a process-based practice.

The paintings lend themselves to a simulation of reality, presenting a hyperreal aesthetic that is heightened by the screen-like finish of the work. Perspectival planes are shifted, flattened or extended, warping the notion of depth within the image, presenting a simultaneous distancing and magnification that offers multiple readings of the work. Although the aesthetic of the work suggests a digitally mediated experience of the urban environment, broken and dripped paint ground the work in a more traditional notion of materiality.

The scenes deal with the nature of the postmodern gaze, and how this is affected by fabricated spaces.

The creation of models and sets, which serve as reference material add a further layer of meaning to the work. Some elements are scanned in and collaged directly from film sets, a part of my practice that serves to enforce the overall aesthetic of the fabricated image, in turn borrowing from the tropes of staged photographic history.' - Laurence Jones

Laurence Jones - Infinity Pool, Dusk
Laurence Jones - Infinity Pool, Sunset
Laurence Jones - Night Pool I
Laurence Jones - Outliers
Laurence Jones - Afterglow
Laurence Jones - Laurence Jones Installation
Laurence Jones - Hypermodernity
Laurence Jones - Black Palms (Desert House)
Laurence Jones - Twilight Interior
Laurence Jones - Liminal Framework With Sculpture
Laurence Jones - Controlled Flame
Laurence Jones - Liminal Framework with Sculpture, Installation by Laurence Jones
Laurence Jones - Twilight Interior, Installation by Laurence Jones
Laurence Jones - Controlled Flame, Installation by Laurence Jones