France based artist Gareth Jones work is driven by thoughts of and experiences of place and space. Combining fragments and references to and from the real world, with ideas that occur to him during the process of painting, an abstraction of thoughts and experiences is formed. His interests lie in “non-painterly” approaches to image making. He utilises behavioural needs in a variety of conditions and difficulties to capture histories of environmental extremes as painted record. His activities fill voids that offer challenge and questions on what “being good at something” means. His selection of “process and effect” look to contribute to the understanding and apprehension of what art action is. His theoretical positioning engages with set rules that allow viewers to compose and construct their own understanding what he offers.
His paintings aim to connect with the viewer and, using ambiguity, trigger their own thoughts of part-imagined or part-experienced places and territories – as fragments of internal landscapes that we all carry with us.
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