I am shapeful and gracely, a creature of the air I'd say
Robin Jones works with a range of materials to make three dimensional objects and wall based works. He uses a variety of media; wood and bolts from DIY shops, paper, cloth etc., through which he invents and reworks a vocabulary relating to adaptable, mutable forms and structures.
The objects have a certain fragile quality, they seem close to collapse, remaining upright through internal tension, but sometimes suddenly overbalancing in slapstick fashion. They are often modular structures, re-makable, the parts roughly interchangeable, made through cutting, dismembering, replacing. It is not always certain if they are complete and their orientation and position is usually not fixed or certain.
The work takes in ideas around drawing as a language considered in various ways. Line is traced as cut and or join. Speed of line, qualities of surface and speed of surface are concerns, as is an interest in proximity, hapticity and bodily gesture. Jones attempts to explore possibilities for combining and composing, breaking up and dispersing - groups of work that may or may not evolve towards coherence.
Robin Jones went to art school at LSAD, GMIT (then Galway RTC) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London
He has exhibited in the Claremorris Open exhibition, Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, In the House, London, Iontas, EV+A and various other group exhibitions. Previous one-person shows include Galway Art Centre and Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Tralee. He is curating 'Taking Note or The Curious Eye' at NUIG art gallery in November 2013