28 February to 12 April 2015
Time Lines is a major exhibition of Paul Jones’s latest paintings, the fruition of the ideas and vision he has built up over the last fifteen years. Fascinated by the edges of land, the moment of transition between earth, air and water and the time that is revealed in the geology of cliffs, Paul Jones’s paintings celebrate the coming together of memory and observation in well-loved places. Paul Jones returns to Sladers Yard alongside one of the most exciting ceramicists working in London today, Akiko Hirai.
Paul’s technique of burning and stressing his paint creates exceptional textures and brings his understanding of ceramic into the painting process. He puts down layers of colour and then sets light to the acrylic paint. He is then able to control and move it around to achieve the finish he wants. This may be rough and rock-like or, if he allows the paint to blister and burst, it reveals the colours underneath. Once the paint is dry he can cut into it with sandpaper or continue to work up more layers.
Paul Jones was a scholarship student at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham at a time when Adrian Heath, Robyn Denny and Howard Hodgkin were his tutors. After achieving his NDD he taught Art and Ceramics at BournvilleGrammar School and in 1969 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His first major exhibition was in 1979 since when he has continued to exhibit nationally. His work is held in both private and corporate collections. His second book, Overview brings together many of his paintings, drawings and poetry of the last four decades.
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