This Thursday, October 9, Erik Jones (HF Vol. 27 cover artist) will unveil a new series of work at Joseph Gross Gallery in NYC. The exhibition, titled “So Far So Good”, is a three-person show, which also features the art of Hueman and Alex Yanes. Hi-Fructose caught up with Jones at his Brooklyn studio as he put the finishing touches on his new paintings.
The figures in Erik Jones’s paintings are enmeshed in generous heaps of abstract marks, subsumed in the saturated hues of cerulean blue, aqua and crimson. Yet the New York-based artist (featured on the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol. 27) strikes a careful balance between abstraction and figuration, using the realistically-painted character as a compositional element in equilibrium with his design elements. While Jones has said in the past that his intentions are primarily to create visual pleasure, his upcoming show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, “Motion,” delves into symbolic territory.