From Our Yard - contemporary art publication

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Stuart Jones w: e: @stuartjonesartist

My work is informed by the urban and rural landscape and ideas of utopia, dystopia and the sublime. I am intrigued by places and spaces that exist within our lives and ideas around natural disasters, climate change and current social and political issues. I use a wide range of media from oil paint and mediums to household paint and spray paint. I am interested in how we are increasingly disconnected from our environment due to technological advancement and in a consistent conflict with the natural world due to the way we live. I approach my work with these ideas and thoughts with the hope that they gain traction in the spaces in the work. The human presence 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 another world, space or time.

Opposite: Urban 2, Oil paint and mixed media on canvas, 182cm x 122cm. All images Š Stuart Jones