JONES KEYWORTH

Born in London in 1980, he lives and works in London. She spent her childhood in the Sussex countryside. She completed degrees in English Literature, Art, Creative Writing at Chichester University before going on to study Art History at Cambridge. Established as a freelance artist, writer and theatre designer she moved back to London in 2004, collaborating with galleries as well as theatres such as The Old Vic and National Theatre. Reminiscent of icons or illuminated manuscripts, Jones Keyworth’s oils evoke strange and dark fables, exploring themes of memory and perception. Beautiful yet claustrophobic, the cityscapes create a sense of unease with patterns of people and trees; a haze of heaped houses, glass office blocks, towers and cranes are just about visible in the smoky ‘London particular’. Painted with luminous jewel-like tones under Turner-esque skies, the city appears in twilight, both dark and bright; a living creature and a ghostly apparition. Often painted on panels of mahogany cut from old doors, the works are small and heavy pieces painted with luminous jewel like tones. From Albert is a new series of views sketched from the very top of the Albert Hall’s famous domed roof; the haze of heaped houses, glass office blocks, towers and cranes are just about visible in the smoky ‘London particular’. Reminiscent of icons or illuminated manuscripts, Jones Keyworth’s oils evoke strange and dark fables, exploring themes of memory and perception. Beautiful yet claustrophobic, the landscapes create a sense of unease with patterns of people and trees. Her paintings use live colours to stand out the dynamic character of the nature. In her city landscapes, the main protagonist is the distribution of the lines and the sky, coloured with Gauguin reminiscences and structured as the first cubism of Braque. She wants to show to the viewer her own city, but actually she is portraying her interior, the sensations that she feels in front of her environment, the city of London.