Helen Jones

By drawing images of the natural world and its tempestuous relationship with the elements, Helen Jones attempts to evoke feelings of fear, awe and insignificance of the individual. Helen uses drawing to depict the epic scale of the natural world and create an uncertain and unsettling narrative that engages the viewer in multiple strands of discourse.

The representation of sea, sky and land within the work portrays epic landscapes that elude apocalyptic states on a biblical scale to the sublime beauty of nature. Combined with a photographic cinematic style the imagery appears to be documentation of an actual event and reference mass media imagery seen in the news after extreme weather variations, natural disasters and the imagery created in post apocalyptic cinema.

The work intends to draw the viewer in to the ambiguous subject matter of imagined scenarios exposing the universal concerns of the contemporary human condition. Using composition and scale, Helen seeks to overwhelm the viewer, looming over them and engulfing their space. Her drawings highlight the arrogance of humanity by depicting the immensity of nature in all its glory. Helen’s most recent works focus on the idea of escape hinting at possible routes out of the impending plight and the hope of saving ourselves.

The drawings are created using black pigment applied by hand to tracing paper and using a variety of rubbers and scraping materials to takeaway the pigment resulting in a complex tonal image.

 

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Read an interview with Helen here: http://www.antlersgallery.com/artist-interview-helen-jones

 

EDUCATION

2007-2009 BA Hons Drawing and Applied Arts, UWE, Bristol

2005-2007 Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Bristol School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

May 2010 Locker Room

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Kindred, Antlers Gallery, London

2012 Narrative, Antlers Gallery, Ilkley

2012 Other Nature, Antlers Gallery, London

2012 Still Chaos, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2011 Boca.art, Paintworks, Bristol

2011 Uncanny Views, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2010 Boca.art, Paintworks, Bristol

2010 RWA 158th Autumn Open Exhibition, Bristol

2010 Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset

2009 You Are The Measure, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol

2009 Foyer Show, UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol

2009 Tobacco Factory, Bristol

ART FAIRS

2014 AAF Battersea, Antlers Gallery, London

2013 AAF Bristol, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2012 AAF Bristol, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

PRIZES/AWARDS

2012 Drawn, Artist Residency Prize, RWA

2010 Prize for most accomplishing drawing, RWA

2010 ClarkeWilmot Young Artist of the Year, shortlisted

Works Available

Mother Cloud, Wheeze
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper (unframed)
89 x 63 cm
£850

Mother Cloud, Drift
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper (unframed)
89 x 63 cm
£850

Mother Cloud, Whisper
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper (framed)
90 x 64 cm
£950

Deep Water
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper (framed)
90 x 64 cm
SOLD

Mother Cloud, Flutter
Black Pastel on Tracing Paper and Dry Mounted (framed)
90 x 64 cm
£950

Cloud Mother, Heave
Black Pastel on Tracing Paper (unframed)
89 x 63 cm
£850

Cloud Mother, Pulse
Black Pastel on Tracing Paper (unframed)
89 x 63 cm
£850

Cloud Mother, Murmur
Black Pastel on Tracing Paper (unframed)
89 x 63 cm
£850

Deep Water I
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper
75 x 102 cm
£950

Deep Water II
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper
75 x 102 cm
£950

Deep Water III
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper
75 x 102 cm
£950

Deep Water IV
Black Pastel on Dry Mounted Tracing Paper
75 x 102 cm
£950

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Drawings

Clouds II
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Distress Call
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Wash
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Submerged II
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Forewarned
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Swell I
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Swell II
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

Swell III
Black Pigment on Tracing Paper
SOLD

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From the Blog

‘You Move Me’ Artist Interview: Helen Jones

As part of our current Antlers Gallery exhibition You Move Me for Winter 14/15 – we are releasing a series of blog interviews with each of the artists involved in the show. In this latest instalment we caught up with Bristol-based artist …

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