“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them” — Pablo Picasso
As a contemporary expressionist painter, Graham Jones lives by the words of Picasso when portraying his artworks. Often landscaped-based, as displayed in his new solo exhibition River Deep – Mountain High, opening at Nissarana Galleries, 211 Main St, Mornington, Jones’ paintings walk a somewhat precarious line between realism and abstraction.
Gleaned from years of skiing and travelling on all seven continents, Graham’s art is influenced by the harsh and serene beauty of such environments, yet it reflects his ‘mind’s eye’ in the distribution of ideas on to his canvas.
As a building designer who forged an enviable career through his multi-award-winning practice Graham Jones Design, Graham is a self-taught artist who only began painting four years ago. Since then he has produced an astounding body of work usually equated to a portfolio of a lifetime.
As the viewer ponders the realities and non-realities of these timeless works of applausable talent, it is easy to come to the understanding they convey a deeper message not only about the inaccessible and awe-inspiring landscape from which they are derived but also about the artist’s ability to capture emotion in the movement of the paint itself.
The exhibition opens on August 23 with the opening event on August 24 at 2pm. Until then, come and see the Zoe Ellenberg exhibition, which is open until August 11.
Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm, Monday-Tuesday 10am-4pm or after hours by appointment
A: Ground Floor, 211 Main St, Mornington
T: 5976 8877
M: 0474 496 222