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jules jones
updated: 08/24/2009
website: www.julesbuckjones.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Anura
Testudines
lick me
rain neighbor
bend over to the florida and touch your toads
warthogramhawk
Raptors
red shouldered peregrine
eaglet
coyote eagle
crane and crocodile
Sarcosuchus
saltwater crocodile
porosus
Sibley's Vortex
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, abstract, nature, information, science, systems, spiritual, organic, biomorphic
 
 
Anura by jules jones
Anura
watercolor
2009
42" x  42" 
Testudines by jules jones
Testudines
watercolor
2009
50" x  42" 
lick me by jules jones
lick me
mixed media on paper
2009
76" x  72" 
rain neighbor by jules jones
rain neighbor
mixed media on paper
2009
76" x  72" 
bend over to the florida and touch your toads by jules jones
bend over to the florida and touch your toads
mixed media on paper
2009
80 " x  72" 
warthogramhawk by jules jones
warthogramhawk
graphite on paper
2009
72" x  76" 
Raptors by jules jones
Raptors
ink and graphite. 84 drawings organized in functional cladogram on wall
2009
Dimensions variable
red shouldered peregrine by jules jones
red shouldered peregrine
mixed media on paper
2009
72" x  80" 
eaglet by jules jones
eaglet
mixed media on paper
2008
72 " x  80 " 
coyote eagle by jules jones
coyote eagle
mixed media on paper
2008
72" x  80" 
crane and crocodile by jules jones
crane and crocodile
mixed media on paper
2008
80" x  90" 
Sarcosuchus by jules jones
Sarcosuchus
mixed media on paper
2008
80" x  90" 
saltwater crocodile by jules jones
saltwater crocodile
mixed media on paper
2009
80" x  90" 
porosus by jules jones
porosus
graphite on paper
2007
80 " x  90 " 
Sibley's Vortex by jules jones
Sibley's Vortex
pen on paper
2007
42" x  36" 

Artist Statement

My work deals with animals. The depiction of animals through drawing and lore is as ancient as the imagination.  The impressions and ideas they provoke range from symbolism to science.  I make large scale, 2-dimensioal drawings, sometimes bizarre and fantastic, other times simple and subtle.  All of this stems from a long interest in the natural sciences.  The work grows from thoughts and research on biological and ecological concerns as well as along narrative and mythical dimensions.

My work is very much about drawing itself.  The line plays a crucial role in the development of my subject matter.  I draw with a quick, gestural, playful delivery, which I believe gives the subject a liveliness that often eludes a slower, more meticulous, depiction.  I strictly work on paper, preferably larger than a person. To me, drawing has more of a romantic relationship to paper than to other surfaces, like wood or canvas.  The paper allows my pencils to glide when they move and embraces my washes in some symbiotic manner.  The grand scale creates a 1 to 1 ratio between work and viewer. Conceptually I think this is interesting and intrinsic to the dialogue between man and nature.  The scale is also conducive to the loose descriptions and allows a greater arena to suggest the infinite details nature provides.

            I revel in the idea of continuing the long inscription of drawing, painting, sculpting and believing in animals. I draw inspiration from prehistoric cave paintings, totemic symbols, the great artist/naturalists like Seba, Haeckel, Audobon, and a contemporary art world increasingly more aware and intrigued with issues of the natural world.   Fact and fiction, past, present and the future, all play a role in my work. I aim to express and conjure the flesh and magic of evolution, classification, environment, bio-diversity, mutation, and extinction.

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
 

JULES BUCK JONES

 (512) 968 2902

jubujo1@yahoo.com

JULESBUCKJONES.COM

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

2008 – 2005                University of Texas  at Austin, Austin, TX

                                    Art and Art History Department

                                    Master of Fine Arts, May 2008

                                    Major: Studio Arts / Painting

 

2005 – 2000                Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                                    Painting and Printmaking Department

                                    Bachelor of Fine Arts

                                    Major: Painting and Printmaking

                                    Cumulative GPA: 3.7

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:

 

2009 –                AIRIE, Artist In Residence In Everglades, Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

2010            (upcoming)      Art Palace, Austin, TX  (solo)

Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)

 

2009                            Glave  Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

Conduit Gallery, Project Space, Dallas, TX

Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX,“Texas Draws I”

                                    Diverse Works, Houston, TX,“ New Art in Austin”

                                    Grace Museum, Abilene, TX, “New Art in Austin”

 

2008                            Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, “New Art in Austin”

Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, TX, “New Art in Austin”

Art Palace, Austin, TX, “The Longest Day of the Year”

Visual Arts Center, UT, Austin, TX, “13 – MFA Thesis Exhibition”

Mass Gallery, Magic Staff

Galveston  Arts Center, Galveston, TX, “The Drawing Room”

                                    Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX, “Fall Faculty Exhibition”

Women and Their Work, Austin, TX, “Red Hot Red Dot”

 

 

2007                            Mass Gallery, Austin, TX, “Stalemate of the Boozefox”

                                    Drew Liverman, Scott Eastwood, Michael Phalan,           

                                    collaborators

Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX, “Multiples”, Jade Walker, curator

                       

2006                            Blue Star Complex, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX, “                                     Bakers Dozen”, Buster Graybill, curator

Fluent – Collaborative, Austin, TX, “Testsite – Beast-Footed Feathered Serpent (Theropod Quetzalcoatl)”

MASS Gallery, Austin, TX, “20MB”, Aaron Dubrow, curator

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

-Austin Museum of Art

-Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, City of Austin           

                           -Robert and Jill Turner Collection