Thursday, 3 May 2012

Erik Jones

Another long time favourite, US traditional artist Erik Jones is a man of many talents. His recent work incorporates colourful geometric shapes and lines with bold colours superimposed over his subjects creating a sense of mystery and freedom through imprecise impressions on the page. "This new "thing" that I'm doing is really just about experimenting. Though the figures tend to be "attractive", the new direction places less emphasis on sexuality. I simply start out with a loose line drawing of a figure and experiment with building up and breaking down colour and shapes in and around said figure. It is not only a salubrious experimentation with the figure but also an exploration of mediums. This process is more sporadic and embraces imperfection, rather then focusing mainly on rendering "perfect" realistic skin....It's also a lot of fun." Erik Jones.



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