Alex Jones

Alex Jones is an artist based in Brighton, East Sussex. His work is primarily concerned with systems of language as methods of construction. Through both painting and drawing on canvas and paper, he utilises our understanding of how language is applied to create formal structures made of language and the space around it.

He applies more rigid parameters that are loosely applied, enjoying the relationship between formal rules and an apathy towards their adherence. The painterly quality is both highly considered and ordered but with a slack looseness, a casual application to what could be strict rules. His use of language as a building tool rather than one of communication renders any descriptive or narrative imagery depicted perfunctory, the words are there for how they sit, not what they say.

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