This show is an ongoing exploration into the role of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.
Jones examines the language of advertising in his paintings; models, scale, colour, layout. Compositions are subverted to illuminate the alienation and emotional detachment underlying the glossy veneer of consumerism and the repetitive consumption of goods. Seductive, transient perfections mask the contemporary melancholy and malaise of modern consumer society where aspirations are continually updated but never fulfilled.
November 15 to December 2, 2012
Erika wears wool and angora-blend shift dress, 2011, oil on linen, 184 x 184cm
Courtesy the artist, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane and Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney