Wish We Were There...
Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents a Spotlight Feature on young British artist Laurence Jones.
The current paintings continue the exploration of his ground-breaking How To Live in Los Angeles series. Derived from first and second-hand photographic images of L.A, the images fix reimagined modernist interiors and the distant cityscape in intense vibrant hues and deep, mysterious, shadows, blurring the boundaries between real, the hyperreal, and the imaginary. Silent swimming pools, twinkling lights and silhouetted palm fronds define the landscape, while haze-blurred sunsets threaten to overwhelm us.
Jones’s work, of great formal elegance and technical mastery, asks questions about how one reads and consumes images, and how one makes them in the era dominated by photographic representation.