Exhibition of new print works by Jonas Ranson
Private view : Friday 8th June, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition runs : 9th June – 8th July 2012
Westland Place Gallery
3-11 Westland Place
London N1 7LP
Opening hours :
Tues & Fri 10am - 5pm
Sun 1 - 5pm
Westland Place Gallery is pleased to present a new body of print works by Jonas Ranson. Achieved through treatment in both digital conversion and CMYK colour separation silkscreen technique, pieces consist of large printed ‘panels’, visually complex and cartographic in form. Taken from disparate yet analogous influences, works attempt to coalesce in an allusion to invented cultural interpretations of good and evil, heaven and hell, salvation and damnation.
Situated between luxurious refinement and divested replication, Ranson adopts the associations of design to comment on themes of man’s self-destructive behaviours that outwardly reflect an inner dysfunction. Using this blueprint as a departure point for printerly invention, the works excavate the intrinsic beauty from the abject and grotesque disclosing compulsive beauty in the hollow and salacious and entwine the personal and symbolic into fragile mythologies.
Following the dictates of the underlying patterns in the work, Ranson departs from the depictive ‘reality’ of a portrait, of a landscape, a still life, to create abstractions that Incorporate digital effects designed for the purpose of interruption, irregularly angled lines, and organic motifs readily confusing reality, imaginary expanse and the tangible veritas of the picture plane. These mosaic-like motifs offer geometrically pure terrains which engage with ideas of the exotic and synthetic.
Jonas Ranson is an international London based artist specialising in print and a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2003). Recent exhibitions include: Microcosm - Departure Gallery Leeds, Print Odyssey - Print To The People Norwich, Linear B - Stephen Lawrence Gallery London (co-curator), Christies ‘Multiplied’ Editions fair, TENT - London Design Week, Salon Vogue - Royal Dalston Hotel, Celestial Contrakt - Schwartz Gallery London, and print collaborations with RISE BERLIN. Collaboration/commissions include projects with photographer Derek Ridgers for GQ Style and Justin Broberly for ID Magazine, wall papers for Dalston Superstore and Vogue Fabrics, and textile design for head of menswear at Versace Martyn Bal.
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