Angie Jones is a contemporary American painter residing in Los Angeles. Jones' pays tribute to a new way of viewing the portrait. Portraiture has been around since the beginning of time as testaments of power and status. Today you can own your own portrait like kings and queens did back in the day. Jones’ paintings are modern abstractions representing our 8-bit, computer generated counter culture, in spite of the stuffy painted faces of the Renaissance. Jones portraits reject the academic approach to portraiture and embraces a modern take to representation using nostalgia and artistic value. She is creating something new, from something old.
Using abstraction and simplified color theories, Angie is reinventing conceptually what a portrait is and can be. Influenced by the genres of Abstract Expressionism, Fauvist Painting, and Post-Impressionism, Angie Jones mixes these with her modern day sitters. The subjects are all friends and art comrades, mostly living at the Brewery Arts Complex where she lives and works in her studio. Angie paints from photographs because she likes to paint in solitude and late at night. It can be difficult to find a sitter at 2 am. The photograph gives her the freedom to reinterpret the image. Her 20 year career in Visual Effects, Video Games and Animation inspires the "peak shift" palette and abstraction of persona through paint.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Beverly Hills artShow, Beverly Hills Gardens, CA
2012 Catapult Magazine pg. 42-45
2011 The Book of Skulls Lawrence King Publishing, pg. 87
2010 Skate Boards Now Hang in Galleries, But Are They Wheelie Art WSJ. Feb 2010. pg. 1
2010-2012 Painting MFA,LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA (no degree)
Introduction to Classical Painting, Private Instruction