Rachel Jones

2018, BA (Hons) Art Practice, University of South Wales

"Characteristically I am a painter, acrylic on board serves as the starting point for my research. I typically progress to using mixed media techniques and mediums in a process of reduction, deconstruction and reconstruction in search of images and forms that excite me. These investigations often lead to exhibition pieces but mostly they inform my practice and influence the creation of a more structurally complex work such as an installation, assemblage or large scale sculpture. As a fine artist my focus is materiality. The power of association held by the materials is of great interest to me. How an object or material prompts an intellectual or emotional response when presented visually is a commanding stimulus in my work. This may be manifest in a singular wall or plinth mounted piece or in a site specific installation or assemblage piece. The scale and nature of the work is arrived at through an organic and extensive experimental process where every aspect of my work is considered and deliberate. Consequently my work is varied and diverse. There are elements to my work that are apparent in all that I create. My work although conceptual is accessible and holds the attention of various audiences and has been well received through a variety of exhibition contexts. My areas of interest are usually motivated by a curiosity in a people group; whether an ethnographic investigation into the people of a particular geographical area or a sector of society that warrants commentary. Previous examples have included ‘Disposable Society’ that included research into military veterans and refugees and ‘Rhondda My Valley’ which investigated the post-industry representation of the people of the South Wales valleys. My work is not overtly political nor propaganda but rather it is open to interpretation and prompts consideration of the subject."
Untitled
Sculpture 
125 cm x 140 cm x 65 cm approx
Untitled
Sculpture 
120 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm approx
Untitled
Sculpture 

240 cm x 50 cm approx

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