Stuart Jones, based at the Fenners studios site in Letchworth Garden City, will be appearing in The Other Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery, London, from 17 – 20 March 2022. Stuart will be on Stand 127, showcasing a new series of paintings.
Stuart’s work is informed by the urban and rural landscape and ideas of utopia, dystopia and the sublime and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize in 2020 and awarded the Contemporary Arts Trust Prize in 2019.
On describing his work, Stuart says, “The environment and how we experience the landscape interests me and informs my practice. My work explores the human relationship with the landscape and how this is in flux. As we become increasingly disconnected from our environment due to technological advancement, we are in conflict with the natural world due to the way we live. Ideas of utopia, dystopia, heterotopia and the sublime are consistent themes within my practice. The Anthropocene and the climate crisis and current social and political issues feed my thinking”.
“My paintings consists of layers of oil paint glazes, staining and pouring, spray paint applied with stencils and paint pens on canvas. My process varies and evolves over time but generally starts with drawings, images, and collages that I have manipulated and experimented with: this then forms the starting point for the painting. The human figure is missing from my paintings, enabling the viewer to become the missing human presence within the work, the spaces becoming portals that the viewer has to negotiate into an alternative world, space or time.”
Stuart Jones has been working as an artist for over twenty years and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA in Fine Art. Originally from the North West of England, Stuart now lives and works in Hertfordshire and his practice is based around an interest in the environment and the way we view and experience it. Stuart is a painter working mainly in oil paint and mixed media on canvas.
Stuart has work held in private collections in the UK, USA and Berlin and has exhibited nationally and internationally with recent exhibitions include ‘Looks like it’s gunna rain’ Unit 15, Petty Cury, Cambridge and ‘A Voyage of Absurdity’ The Forge, Craft Central, London in 2021 and ‘Emergent Vision’ Safehouse 1 and 2 in Peckham in London in 2020.
For more information on Stuart, work and practice, please visit: www.stuartjonesartist.co.uk or view his profile on Saatchi Art: www.saatchiart.com/ArttitudeStuartJ
The Other Art Fair is returning to its East London home at The Old Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbyury Street, Brick Lane and states that “Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either. We’ve created something different, and we want you to experience it. Here, art is for everyone. We combine affordable and original artworks and 140 independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs – and a fully stocked bar. So why not do something impulsive, get excited, and revel in the creativity? You belong here.”
For more information on The Other Art Fair and to book tickets to attend: https://www.theotherartfair.com/london/