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© Zebedee Jones

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Untitled I 2001
Jones is one of a generation of artists who have spearheaded a move away from the likes of conceptual, installation and video art in favour of what has been termed a ‘return to painting’. However, his paintings are far from traditional. They are, in effect, paintings primarily about the art of painting, about the material substance of paint and the support it is attached to. Here, oil paint is thickly applied and scraped off, pushing the glutinous material over the edges of the deep stretcher. This creates a distinctly tactile, sculptural quality which encourages the viewer to examine the work from different angles, cementing the physicality of the surface.

Glossary Open

Conceptual art

Art in which the idea takes precedence over its manifestation in visual form. It emerged in the 1960s and was often concerned with the nature of art and the use of language.

Installation art

An art practice developed in the second half of the 20th century that broke away from the view of a sculpture as a singular object to be looked at. Instead, installation artists create an environment that may surround the viewer. Many are temporary or created for a particular location.

Conceptual art, Installation art

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4777
  • Medium Oil on linen on board
  • Size 120.00 x 120.00 cm
  • Credit Given by Oliver Prenn through the Contemporary Art Society, 2005