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About James JonesJames is a UK based sculptor who provides bespoke services to clients nationally and internationally. James works predominantly in stainless steel, using other materials such as CorTen steel when appropriate or at the request of the client. The use of a wider range of materials is available as well. All fabrication and finishing is done by hand to create high quality individualised works suitable for any environment or location. Although the sculptures in the current portfolio on this site use the language of zeros and ones in their construction, future sculptural projects are not limited to this language. James is happy to design and build any sculptural form, using more traditional methods if desired and other materials where appropriate.
Exhibition History of James JonesExhibitions, galleries and commissioned sculpture:
2016 - "Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show"- Tatton Park
2016 - "Clifton Fine Art" - Bristol
2015 - "Suns` Dance" - Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA, USA
2013 - "Origins" - Savana Designs / Saudi Aramco - King Abdullah Sports City, Jedda, Saudi Arabia
2012 - "St Georges Hall", Bristol
2011 - "Centerspace Galley", Bristol
2010 - "Liminality: Toward The Unknow Region" Sept 10th - Nov 11th, Salisbury Cathedral
2010 - "The outerspace company"July, Oxfordshire
2010 - "The Himalayan Garden and Sculture Park" April - June, Yorkshire
2009 - "Summers Place Auctions Ltd, Autum Auction October 2009" October, West Sussex.
2009 - "The Sculpture Park" Surrey.
2009 - "Celebrating Art In The Garden" September, Urchfont manor, Wiltshire.
2009 - "Garden Art Plus" Barrs Yard, Bath Rd Hungerford.
2009 - "Marlborough Open Studios" Every weekend in July, Wiltshire.
2009 - "Everything, Nothing and Us" March, St.Mary`s School, Calne, Wiltshire.
2008 - "The King`s Arms", Calne, Wiltshire.-ongoing.
2008 - "Vault 13 Gallery" Park St, Bristol.
2007 - Weston Arts Festival 2007 "Willow Barn Sculpture Exhibition".
2007 - "Bristol Art Show 07", Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
2006 - Weston Arts Festival 2006 "Willow Barn Sculpture Exhibition".
2006 - "Thought Forming" (2006) held as part of the University of Glamorgans` permanent museum collection.
Biography / CV of James JonesJames is fascinated by our ever changing notion of consciousness. By creating forms that juxtapose the scientific with the spiritual, the philosophical with the biological, James explores our belief systems and the systems within the mind/body that create our experience of the universe. The interrelated concepts of unity; opposites; balance; the internal and external; micro and macrocosms; the self and the soul are also examined through his sculptural work.
James’s recent sculptures involve the use of “zeros” and “ones” that can be seen as a metaphor for mutually dependent dualities such as on-off, male-female, all-nothing. By combining this visual language with a variety of forms, James attempts to further question our notion of consciousness.
The binary system used in todays modern computers was created to represent human logic and emotion by German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz, who believed that the zero and the one represented nothingness and God.
Artist Statement of James JonesMy sculptural work explores the theme of consciousness using visual language.
Explored as part of this theme are the interconnected ideas of unity, opposites, balance, boundaries, the internal and external, The artificail and the organic.
My recent sculptural works all involve the use of "zeros" and "ones". The idea behind the use of this as a language to create a variety of different forms comes from the ideas and beliefs of the german philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz.
Leibniz believed that the laws of human thought and reasoning (or logic) could be described as a mathematical system i.e. the binary system he created which is used today in all modern computing.
Leibniz also believed that the "one" represented God and the "zero" the void. His beliefs were strengthened when he discovered the chinese book "I Ching" (book of changes) - used for predicting the future, which depicts the universe as a set of mutually dependent dualities such as on-off, male-female, all-nothing.
Qualifications / Education of James JonesBA, ART Practice - Glamorgan University 2006
PGCE PCET, Filton College 2008.
Teaching Experience2009 - present. Course leader / Teacher of art and design, City of bath College.
2008 - Artist in residence at St Mary`s School Calne - teaching ceramics / Art and design.
2007 - PGCE PCET.-Experience teaching BND + Foundation Ceramics / Art and design at Filton College, Bristol.
Influences / Inspiration of James JonesBarbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anthony Gormley.
Price Range of WorkJames Jones's work has a price range from £834 to £33,334
Mediums utilisedJames Jones's work is found in the following materials:
Stainless steel Mild Steel
Artwork CategorisedJames Jones's work is found in the following categories on site:
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues (4)
Geometric Sculpture Statues statuary statuettes. Usually Abstract Contemporary Modern work (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (3)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Spiritual sculpture (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (2)
Fabricated Metal Abstract sculpture
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Light and Sound sculpture
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Suspended Sculptures or Statues or Statuettes
Symmetric Sculptures / Statues / statuettes / statuary
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary
Ceiling Mounted Hung or Suspended sculpture
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
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