Through his inventive and clever masterpieces, Jones superimposes different eras and generational phenomenon together to form a pleasing mixture
Gary John Jones is a Liverpool born Mixed Media Artist who creates works based on his social and political views. His blends of realistic and modern images transform us into a parallel world of clever sarcasm, strong messages and twisted humour. As a self proclaimed Photoshop genius with a meticulous eye for detail he manages to produce thought provoking work that can speak to generations. Inspired initially by the art of Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet and Caravaggio to name a few he quickly got his head turned by more modern artists such as Warhol, Banksy, Hirst and Emin. With this new found interest he decided to fuse the two eras and create something truly unique.
He has always been fascinated by art; he says ‘art is the only way to speak to a world of different people’. His sometimes controversial work has seen him compared in recent years to world famous street artist Banksy by the online trending website Lost At E Minor. Erin Kirkpatrick of Trendhunters writes ‘In one way or another, each of Jones’s pieces features prominent popular culture icons, events or news in paradoxical paintings. Through his inventive and clever masterpieces, Jones superimposes different eras and generational phenomenon together to form a pleasing mixture’.
His work for many years has been based on an ‘Anachronism’. Its definition in the dictionary is ‘the action of attributing something to a period to which it does not belong’. Gary believes that by connecting this approach to his work he is able to make his art more relatable to the ever changing landscape around him.
As a graduate of Liverpool John Moores Fine Art he is no stranger to the competitive world of talented artists.
With a background in retouching and professional photography he is able to merge his passions together and give phenomenal accuracy and depth to his artwork. Concentrating on both the subject matter as well as the importance of framing and correct apertures his photorealism style is designed to make the viewer second glance, look and study more.