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L es J ones Multidisciplinary artist Les Jones allows chance to play a role within his work, using street photography and collage to capture snapshots of the world around him. Driven by emotion and feeling or the mood of the day, some pieces are calm and ordered, while others are more abstract in composition. His process with collage especially is intuitive and unplanned, allowing himself to get lost within the tactile nature of the medium and embrace the unexpected outcomes. As the artist’s technique with the medium has developed, the scale of the artworks has begun to grow; with new materials such as reclaimed advertising hoardings and packaging boxes being incorporated into the collages. Originally from Wales, Jones is now based in Shropshire in the UK, working as a 08

Creative Director alongside his personal art practice. In 2011 he launched a one-man independent magazine, Elisie, which features design, typography, photography, stories and ‘found stuff’. This year will see the magazine relaunched as an online digital publication. Tell us about your journey as an artist, what led you to your current medium? My journey as an artist is really confined to the last twelve years. Having done my degree in photography back in the early eighties, I spent most of my career in a commercial environment, firstly as a studio photographer and then setting up and running my own design and marketing agencies. For many years I didn’t produce any personal work at all. Then about twelve years ago, I started to get the itch to produce work on my terms, not within the confines of a client brief. So, I picked up my camera again and started

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Inside Artists - Issue 19  

With lockdown continuing across the UK and around the world, galleries have remained closed and their usual visitors staying at home. During...

Inside Artists - Issue 19  

With lockdown continuing across the UK and around the world, galleries have remained closed and their usual visitors staying at home. During...

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