Alex Jones

The psyche, the aspect of the self, comprising of the mind, the body and the spirit, have been at the center of my artistic practice. Often, during moments of heightened emotion we are reminded of the connection between these aspects, how each contributes to a whole. This body of work is an exploration of those moments, in turn creating an introspection of the self, and reconnecting the body to the mind.   

  

Through combination of abstraction and representation, my images are rendered to reflect back on these moments of heightened emotion. The use of colour, layering, texture and mixed media correspond each to respective emotion. Ideas of stress, anxiety, loneliness and euphoria are among some of those explored in this series. By conveying these moments, I am re-establishing a physical connection to them and to my mind, effectively expressing the self as a connected whole.   

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Haunted

Oil pastel, chalk, spackling paste, and acrylic paint on wood board

60" x 48"

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Deserted

Oil pastel and acrylic paint on canvas

36" x 48"

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I Need Fire

mixed media, acrylic paint on canvas

48" x 48"

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Unmelodiousness

Oil pastel, spackling paste and acrylic paint on canvas

60" x 40"

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Wraith

Acrylic paint on canvas

36" x 48"

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Echoes

Chalk and acrylic paint on canvas

60" x 48"

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Providence

Mixed media on wood board

48" x 60"