Thursday, 23 June 2011

Arts & Culture Reece Jones at Triumph Gallery

British artist Reece Jones creates ambitious, enigmatic drawings in charcoal. Repeatedly and painstakingly building up the surface of the image then (counter-intuitively) breaking it down using sand paper and erasers. The resulting works evolve through a series of transitory stages until an atmospheric and resonant image develops. 

For his exhibition at Triumph Gallery the artist has introduced the motif of a ‘blank’ rectilinear screen or white rectangle. This negative space inhabits a series of shifting hybridized landscapes. Appearing at times as a ‘constant’ or ‘control’ element, against which these ever-changing topographies are measured, the screens are also postmodern monuments, light sources and formal devices whose characteristics dictate the composition and resonance of the works. READ MORE

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