Matt Jones (b 1980) lives and works in New York. He received a BFA from Cooper Union (2002), the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Painting (2001), and is an MFA candidate at Hunter College (2019). Jones is the recipient of the Kossak Travel Grant (2018) and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel
Grant (2001). He has lived and worked in Paris for four consecutive summers thanks to the support of Galerie Jérôme Pauchant.

Jones has previously exhibited works based on his research of theoretical physics, many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics (Planetary and Ghosts), mediation (Innerspace), art history (Ghosts and Enchantments), the everyday (Enchantments), virtual worlds (Enchantments and Planetary), and material-based abstraction (Ghosts, Innerspace, and Planetary). ?Currently, Jones is particularly interested in studying Rococo painting (GB Tiepolo, Fragonard, Watteau, and Boucher specifically) as he sees historical, cultural, economic, and political links between the 18th century and present day. In his current Fauvism-style paintings, Jones weaves Rococo imagery, atmospheres, and metaphors into images from contemporary life including stills from fantasy role playing games, important people in his life, with particular attention paid to nature and trees.

Jones has had solo and duo shows at Galerie Jerome Pauchant (Paris) who represents his work in France and has exhibited with Freight + Volume Gallery (New York), Horton Gallery (Berlin), Castor Gallery (New York), The Richard Massey Foundation (New York), Bleecker Street Art Club (New York), and Buia Gallery (New York). He has participated in NADA Miami (The Hole, New York), Spring Break Art Fair (Old School, Brooklyn), Miami Project (Driscoll Babcock, New York) and a solo presentation at Art Brussels (Bodson Gallery, Brussels). His work has been displayed in group shows at Robert Miller (New York), Anonymous (Mexico City), Driscoll Babcock Gallery (New York), ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), Dorfman Projects (New York), Tibet House (New York), The Varsity (Brooklyn), Galleri Geo (Bergan, Norway), Grey East (East Hampton, NY), The Artbridge Drawing Room (New York), Gildar Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA), Fiebach Minninger (Cologne), Exit Art (New York), and The Hole (New York). He has done performances with Anonymous (Mexico City), Artist Space (New York), and Creative Time (New York).

 

 Matt Jones (né en 1980) vit et travaille à New York. Il a obtenu un BFA de Cooper Union (2002), Yale Norfolk Summer School of Painting (2001) et effectue actuellement un MFA au Hunter College (2019). Jones a reçu la bourse Kossak Travel (2018) ainsi que la Ellen Battle Stoeckel (2001). Il a vécu et travaillé à Paris durant quatre étés consécutifs avec le support de la Galerie Jérôme Pauchant.?

Précédemment, Jones a exposé ses oeuvres réalisées à partir de ses recherches en physique quantique autour de l’interprétation d’une multiplicité des mondes possibles (Planetary et Ghosts), ainsi qu’en médiation (Innerspace), en Histoire de l’art (Ghosts et Enchantments), du quotidien (Enchantments), des mondes virtuels (Enchantments et Planetary) et de l’abstraction matérielle (Ghosts, Innerspace, et Planetary).


Actuellement, Jones s’intéresse particulièrement à la peinture Rococo (Gambattista Tiepolo, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Antoine Watteau et Francois Boucher). L’artiste tisse des liens historiques, culturels, économiques et politiques entre le XVIIIe et le XXIe siècle. Dans ses peintures à la manière presque Fauviste, Jones peint des éléments picturaux, des atmosphères et des métaphores propres au Rococo et les associe à des éléments contemporains en incluant des images tirées de jeux vidéos et jeux de rôles fantastiques, des personnalités importantes de sa vie, avec une attention particulière portée à la nature et aux arbres. ?Jones a eu des expositions personnelles et en duo à la Galerie Jerome Pauchant (Paris) qui le représente en France. Il a également exposé à Freight + Volume Gallery (New York), Horton Gallery (Berlin), Castor Gallery (New York), The Richard Massey Foundation (New York), Bleecker Street Art Club (New York), Buia Gallery (New York). Il a participé au NADA Miami (The Hole, New York), Spring Break Art Fair (Old School, Brooklyn), Miami Project (Driscoll Babcock, New York), à Art Brussels (Bodson Gallery, Bruxelles). Son travail a été montré dans des expositions collectives à la Robert Miller Gallery (New York), Anonymous (Mexique), Driscoll Babcock Gallery (New York), ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), Dorfman Projects (New York), Tibet House (New York), The Varsity (Brooklyn), Galleri Geo (Bergan, Norway), Grey East (East Hampton, NY), The Artbridge Drawing Room (New York), Gildar Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA), Fiebach Minninger (Cologne), Exit Art (New York), et The Hole (New York). Il a aussi réalisé des performances chez Anonymous (Mexique), Artist Space (New York), et Creative Time (New York).