It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012: Claude Jones

Claude Jones, Australia – “Wild Game”, 2011. 138.5×128.5cm, mixed media

It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012: Claude Jones

Claude Jones is the painting and drawing winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012 with his artwork “Wild Game”.

Claude Jones is a Sydney based artist who creates hybrid, mutant and anthropomorphized sculptures and 2D images that question our complex and often contradictory relationship with animals. In 2010 she was selected for Off The Wall, Art Melbourne, which showcased the work of 10 emerging artists around Australia. She appeared on ABC Television’s Art Nation, was interviewed for Eastside Radio, The Vine and Inside Out magazines. In 2011 she won The Moreton Bay Art Prize in Queensland, Australia and in the last 2 years her work has been awarded 2nd place in The Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize at Rex Livingston Gallery in Sydney. Claude Jones is represented by Artereal Gallery in Sydney.

Claude Jones, Australia – “Canis Macropod”, 2012. 80x73x27cm, mixed media

Claude Jones, has embarked on a 12 month project combining overseas research, artist residencies, conferences and exhibitions with a focus on learning and developing new skills, evolving and expanding her visual arts practice, researching art and exhibition opportunities and connecting with international peers, mentors and curators.

Claude Jones, Australia – “Cultural Pursuit”, 2011. 120×188.5cm, mixed media

From October-December 2012, the artist will undertake a sculpture residency at The Fundacion Gruber Jez in Merida, Mexico, where she will work with Mastor sculptor, Mariacarmen Castaner to learn techniques in producing moulds for complex sculptural forms and to cast objects using a variety of resins and metals. Merida, the capital of Yucatan, is rich with Mayan influence and artefacts. Jones is  particularly interested in the pictorial and hieroglyphic imagery of Mayan ceramic painting, the flat and stylized depiction of narrative scenes and the use of repetitive motif to imply context. “To date, I have applied patterned fabrics, decorative papers and collaged prints to the surface of my sculptures. The direct application of painted and richly detailed narrative imagery will add layers of complexity and meaning to my work”.

Claude Jones, Australia – “Cervine Bovidae”, 2011. 110x50x145cm, mixed media

From January-April 2013, she will undertake a ceramics residency at Sunday Morining@ekwc, a professional work-centre located in Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands that provides studios, workshops and technical assistance for artists, designers and architects from around the world to realise their projects in ceramics. Here the artist will learn skills in ceramic modelling, mould making and casting  techniques and develop prototypes for an ambitious new installation work titled “Target Practice” which is scheduled for exhibition at Artereal gallery in Sydney, 2013 and at Sculpture in The Vineyards, a annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Claude Jones, Australia – “Monkey Brains”, 2011. 138.5×128.5cm, mixed media

Jones will have her first solo exhibition in Europe in February 2013 at Nopx gallery in Turin, Italy. This exhibition will comprise of a new series of small drawings, canvas works, sculptures and a limited edition of artist “book-cages“. As one of 5 winners of the It’s Liquid International Contest – First Edition 2012, Jones will also exhibit in a group show in Rearte Gallery in Vienna in May 2013. The artist  returns to Sydney in June 2013 to complete her sculptural installation project and resume her role as part time academic and studio supervisor at Sydney College of The Arts.

Claude Jones
Artist
claudejones@mac.com
www.claudejones.com

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