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Andrew Jones
Artist | Traditional Art
Japan
While my works may seem fantastical, in the sense that they superficially appear to portray the unreal, I do not consider them as such. On the contrary – I seek to make visible the horror that, mercifully, eludes the perception of the healthy and well-adjusted. There are real things at the periphery, beyond the horizon, briefly visible at the moment of awakening, in awkward silences, in failure and despondency: the inevitability of decay and death, the folly of hope, the futility of struggle against chaos.

I create icons for absent gods; nativities for failed messiahs; reliquaries for worthless bits of bone. Saint Anthony is torn apart by his demons; the Crucified rots.

As a child, I was inspired by images of the Cyclops devouring the crew of Odysseus, of Gawain beheading the Green Knight, and then of religious martyrs broken, burned, flayed; the eyeballs of saints on platters.

A febrile mix of fantasy, horror, science fiction and comics further twisted my imagination, and Bosch, Caravaggio, Titian, van Eyck and others expanded and refined my aesthetic development.
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andrewjonesart Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2016   Traditional Artist
 Stupid Me! 
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SuperOrange Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
It's absolutely no bother, all of your stuff is far beyond any of my capabilities anyway!

It's all really impressive :)
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MarthaLights Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i must say, after digging through your gallery, i'm impressed. the shapes amaze me. i'm pretty sure you'll get a daily deviation or two in no time. post some more work :heart: i love it!
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thadeemon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Artist
Welcome. Excellent work! Very interesting indeed. Looking forward to seeing more.
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist
Welcome to dA! :wave:
You have a lovely galley!
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andrewjonesart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
thanks. i'm just getting started here. it will take me some time to figure it all out...

andrew
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist
It takes a while but it's easy when you get a hang of it. Help section is worth gold and if you have any questions then just ask people - we don't bite much!

Caja
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andrewjonesart Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
it's all a little frustrating at the moment, but i'm sure i'll get there eventually. thanks for your interest.

andrew
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