Ryan Jones graduated with a Fine Art degree and an Engineering BS in Computer Graphics from Stanford in 2003 and for the past 8 years has worked as a digital matte painter, technical director, and associate supervisor at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. With large roles in over 14 major motion pictures, his work has been featured on the covers of Entertainment Weekly, Wired Magazine and Cinefex Magazine.
In his spare time Ryan does personal pieces and commissions for clients in San Francisco, London, LA and Texas, and has had several solo shows in SF and LA.
My recent paintings are done on collages which incorporate historical and personal imagery that has shaped both popular culture and my life as an artist. The layered, cumulative process of collaging, glazing, and repainting leaves room for intuitive material and pictorial juxtapositions that can only arise from the unconscious mind. They are assembled with a stream of consciousness mentality and expand upon a central theme which resonates throughout the painting and usually bears some historical or cultural significance. Subject matter might include Octopuses, Elvis, Tigers or even Jesus. You’ll find a little bit of everything in my latest work.
Ryan Jones 2011
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