EXHIBITION: IN THE OPEN AIR
The Lander Gallery in Truro continues to show renowned Cornish painter Robert Jones at their exhibition In the open air’
The Lander Gallery in Truro continues to show renowned Cornish painter Robert Jones at their exhibition In the open air’.
Held from June 14 to July 19, the exhibition will also feature a selection of the gallery’s regular artists.
“The Lander Gallery is thrilled to have one of Cornwall’s best loved painters Robert Jones featuring in the gallery for this special exhibition,” said gallery owner, Viv Hendra.
“Robert’s paintings have a power both in the brushwork and the atmosphere that they create especially when dealing with the landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
“Robert is a master of capturing a particular moment whether it is a wave crashing on a shore in a storm, cows grazing in on a windswept headland or the play of light on water reflected from a clear blue sky on a calm day.”
Speaking about the upcoming exhibition, Jones said he was looking forward to being part of In the open air’, as the theme captured the essence of what interests him as an artist.
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Light and colour play a massive role in encapsulating the outdoors.
“I make paintings of places that have meaning to me and many of these are outside thanks to the beauty of where we live.”
Jones added that many of his current pieces evolve over a long period, through a process of continual repainting until “something feels right and emerges”.
“That rightness is something that only can be said in paint,” he added.
Jones has been painting a large body of new work which will feature in the exhibition.
Jenny Pery, who authored a book on Jones, said he brings “the two elements of observation and memory together in his work”.
“He is able to simplify without generalising and to create a tension between abstract shapes in the pictures and their figurative meaning,” she continued.
“The less that is in the picture, the more it suggests action or distance outside the frame. In his work small statements often stand for large concepts.”
Jones is also the author of the acclaimed book on the life of St Ives artist Alfred Wallis. 'Alfred Wallis, Artist and Marine' and the biography 'Reuben Chappell, Pierhead Painter'.