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WILL JONES

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Will Jones died in February 2022 at the age of 30 years. He studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and then worked as technician in several art galleries while developing his own practice as an artist. This background informed his work, moving between analysis and creativity, while recent experience of living and working outside the system infused his work with personal experience, subjective feeling and his own embodied knowledge.

Will's drawings are included in two group exhibitions during 2022: 
The Coming of Age for Fringe Arts Bath (May 2022) and Play is a Roomy Subject at Gallery 115, University of Ottawa, Canada (November 2022).

"The work of people who die ‘in the fullness of years’, exists in the dimensions of ordinary linear narrative, active mood; the present turns naturally into the past as their story unfolds. But those who die before their time are caught up in the haunted, ambiguous shadow world of what might have been - an unrealised future. And the shadow of loss falls across the work. At the same time it reminds us of what might have been: it contains the tragic potentiality of all that they still could have done".

 

Marina Warner, Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists