Greek mythology is an especially strong source of inspiration for Gregory Jones‘ art. As reflections of the human psyche, dreams and myth are inexhaustible sources of human understanding. Jones seeks to tap into those sources of creativity in new and meaningful ways. In his paintings, he uses a combination of abstraction and figuration to translate these timeless reflections of the human psyche into new two-dimensional images. He often includes symbols and narrative references to characters that assist the viewer in recognizing and interpreting various aspects of a specific story or mythological cycle.
Thursday, March 10: Opening Reception “Myth & Legend” Painted Artwork by Gregory Jones at Bloomfield Richwood.
See Jones’ upcoming exhibit Myth & Legend at Bloomfield Richwood from March 10-April 25th. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 10 from 6:30p-8:30pm. Live music will be provided by Key to Adam.
He builds each painting slowly through stream of consciousness mark making…
You will find that Jones’ process of painting abstract images reflects the intuitive nature of ancient poetry, which demanded constant variation through extemporaneous composition within a fixed metrical structure and a field of familiar themes and tropes.
He builds each painting slowly through stream of consciousness mark making, usually over a faint Fibonacci grid he will begin these works with a few basic ideas then lets the patterns realize themselves as he paints.
He says, “In the spirit of abstract expressionism, I respond to what’s happening on the canvas at every moment. But unlike abstract expressionism, my work often results in highly organized hard-edged forms. I use repeating color compositions and a combination of biological and geometric shapes to suggest universal archetypes and the recurring structural patterns found in different mythological traditions throughout the world.”
– HashtagWV #140. March 2022.
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