Public Reception: Thursday, September 5 | 6pm - 7:30pm | City Center Gallery, Urban Arts Space
Todd Jones is an experimental artist working with painting, drawing, and sculpture. He is using a combination of traditional and modern techniques to explore the application of paint. Todd is currently living and working in Athens, Ohio where he is pursuing his MFA in Painting and Drawing at Ohio University. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and double majored in studio art and psychology at Florida State University. Since graduating, he has been an artist-in-residence at Studio 209 in Thomasville, GA and has attended the Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive hosted by the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA.
"The process of ink marbling has provided me with hours of endless experimentation. The use of layering and distortion comments on the complexity of the self and the mind. A dialogue between painting and the unexpected outcomes of marbling give the work a mind of its own, such as the battle of self-opposition being fought within the psyche.
These paintings are an investigation into inner human nature. By studying psychology, my art allows me to express this understanding. My knowledge, beliefs, and experiences with each subject inform how I illustrate the internal self. The persona I reveal cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Through studying how color relates to personality, these portraits are an exploration of identity. While studying psychology, I have been fascinated by personality development along with the psychology of color. Color is used to define the piece, along with revealing the work’s personality and conflicts within. The use of colors on each is a short visual summary of prominent characteristics."