Reece Jones

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    Reece Jones , (From left) : Inquisition,2008,Charcoal and polymer on paper, 152 x 210cm, The Finger of Blame, 2008,Charcoal and polymer on paper, 152 x 210cm Images: Courtesy Joe La Placa

Reece Jones ( b. 1976, Botswana) lives and works in London and studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Jones explores notions of truth, representation and actuality by composing invented drawings which follow particular processes of erasure and re-definition. His sources and references include cinema, land art, the American Sublime and ‘evidence’ of wild mythical beasts. He is a lecturer in Fine Art - Painting at City & Guilds of London and recently curated The Hair of the Dog at Block 336, Brixton and Terminalia at Charlie Smith London. Jones was also one of the founding members of Rockwell, a project space in Hackney from 2002-2007. Selected solo exhibitions include: Control Test, All Visual Arts, London (2012); Control Test, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2011); Fatal Attempts at Re-Entry, Simon Dickinson, London (2008); Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Joe La Placa, London (2006); Andrew Mummery Gallery, London (2005); and  Protect and Survive, Rockwell, London (2004). Selected group exhibitions include: The Future Can Wait & Saatchi’s New Sensations, London (2014); Cultus Deorum, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); Terminalia, Charlie Smith, London (2014); Unstable Ground, Paper, Manchester (2014); The Future Can Wait & Saatchi’s New Sensations, London (2013); The Black Country, Lion & Lamb, London (2013); Drawn (invited artist), Royal West of England Academy 2013); Obsessive Compulsive Drawing, Stephane Simoens, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium 2012); Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum , California (2011); Vanitas; The Transience of Earthly Pleasures, All Visual Arts, London (2010); The Age of the Marvellous, All Visual Arts, London (2009); and Nowhere Is Here, Drawing Room London, Apex Portsmouth & Fruehsorge Contemporary  Drawings, Berlin (2008).

Last updated: 18.10.2014

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