Patrick H. Jones makes paintings based on personal memories, often drawing on the trauma of loss. Ambiguous subjects take form through spectral figures which emerge and recede into shadowy areas of thickly applied paint, suggesting shifting notions of self, individuality and community. Animals become analogies for human emotion: a flock of cawing birds evokes mass hysteria, while the disembodied heads of horses speak to universal and primal anxieties. In other works, awkwardly bent bodies and twisted limbs suggest feelings of claustrophobia.
Patrick H Jones (b. 1987, London, UK), lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include Reconfigured, (curated by Rose Easton), Timothy Taylor, New York, 2021; Limbes, Galerie PCP, Paris, 2021; Turps Banana final show, Turps Banana, London, UK (2019) DREAMTIGERS, The Gallery Soho, London, UK (2018); Juggle, Plaza Plaza, London, UK (2018); SET 24, The Art Academy, London, UK (2018); Artist of the Day 2018 – Group Show, Flowers Gallery, London, UK (2018); New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK (2018).