Tim Jones (UK)

Tim Jones is clearly influenced by the impressionist tradition, attempting to capture a fleeting moment expressed through a shifting light. Although he paints city scenery, what he truly captures is the captivating play of light, broken and refracted reflections depicting people going on with their everyday lives. It seems that rather than painting the object itself directly, Tim Jones prefers to capture the overlapping patterns if it is reflections, a ghost image of sorts.

Even though the motifs often portray scenes from a busy city life, one can find an underlying impression of solitude and loneliness in Tim Jones’ paintings. There is often a solitary, seemingly lost figure in the crowd, or a row of unoccupied chairs and empty wine glasses insinuating that something is missing, creating a tension between an ingrained image of a rushed city life and the occasional loneliness it inevitably brings.  

I have been living in Copenhagen for 6 years, watching and painting modern, everyday life and architecture. I have looked in details at the reflections found in the buildings and facades in the city center. The glass refracts light like a prism, and splits it into many abstract colours and forms. People can be seen going about their business, either in crowds, couples or on their own, content with modern technology to keep them company, such as a mobile phone or a computer. Amidst a crowd there is always the lonely figure. And I often include an empty wine glass.

Tim Jones

EDUCATION

1990 – 1992
Amersham college, GNVQ Art and Design, UK

SELECTED EXHIBTIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bella Center Copenhagen, Art Copenhagen,  represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Albemarle Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Albemarle Gallery, Grand Summer Exhibition,  London, United Kingdom
Galleri Knud Grothe, Solo exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Albemarle gallery, Winter collective, London, United Kingdom

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Albemarle gallery, London, United Kingdom
Galleri Knud Grothe, Solo exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2013
Nykredit, Solo exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Det Bruunske Pakhus, Solo exhibition, Fredericia, Denmark
Nørrebro Kulturcenter, Copenhagen N, Denmark

2012
Nørrebro Kulturcenter, From across the Pond,  Copenhagen N, Denmark
Copenhagen City Hall, The ARTPAK, Copenhagen,  Denmark

2011
Dong Energy, Solo exhibition, Hørsholm, Denmark
Galleri Tom Franke, Dawne of Franke, Næstved, Denmark
Borgerskolen, Solo exhibition, Taastrup, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Helligaandshuset, The ARTPAK, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Kalhøj, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Social Institutonernes Kunstforening, Solo exhibition, Odense, Denmark

1975

‘Rays, the Black Diamond’, akryl på lærred, 150 x 120, d.kr. 35.000,-

‘Florence’, akryl på lærred, 180 x 130, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘Wine at the Opera house’, akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, d.kr. 27.000,-

‘Venice’, akryl på lærred, 180 x 130, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘Haze – Den Sorte Diamant’, 45 x 90 cm., akryl på lærred, 2016, kr. 14.000,-

‘Good Odds, Torvehallerne’, 85 x 85, akryl på lærred, 2016, kr. 17.000,-

‘Masks, St. Marks Square,Venice’, 150 x 150, akryl på lærred, 2016, SOLGT

‘Wine bar, Kongens Nytorv’, akryl på lærred, 130 x 200 cm, 2016, SOLGT

‘High heels, the black diamond’, akryl på lærred, 130 x 130, 2016, SOLGT

‘Wine and brandy’, akryl på lærred, 130 x 130, 2016, SOLGT

‘A quick lunch, the Black Diamond’, akryl på lærred, 85 x 85, 2016, SOLGT

‘Study at the Black Diamond’, akryl på lærred, 90 x 60, SOLGT