ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My work explores the boundaries between contemporary painting and sculpture. I am interested in accessible materials and repurposing how they are used. My investigations lead to sculptural objects, but also, engage with the history of abstraction by creating within the restraints of the stretcher and rectangle.

 

I am interested in materials primarily from the domestic context, by repurposing how they are used as consumer products, creating a visual language that challenges the viewer’s association and perception of these materials. The work occupies an unstable liminal space between nostalgia and our precarious future. I am interested in material culture and transformative labors through the use of modest material contrasting with my investments of labor by using meditative repetition, and mass production.

 

Exploring the serendipitous phenomena from the processes of painting, I recycle mistinted house paint into sculptural skins. These skins are rolled up, taking on the forms of fungi or flowers and are superimposed on undulating three-dimensional forms derived from natural elements.

 

I am interested in creating a visual language with paint that challenges the viewer’s association and perception of these materials. The artwork takes an investigational approach to materials, manipulating them to gain a better understanding of their limitations. As a process-driven artist, I view my artistic practice as scientific experimentation. 

 

 

 

All Artwork by Todd Jones © 2020          

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