Art of Robin Jones

Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, Music, Concepts

Category: Oil

This piece is based on a photograph of a great coffee shop in Kensington Market where I used frottage and photocopying to enlarge and trace the image to the canvas. I added a surreal detail of Jupiter and outer space being behind the ripped surface of the canvas
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Universal space

Circles, Geometry, and Universal space Universal Space 60é48 oil

This large surreal painting

has many different shapes

and details with a colour

scheme to suggest what it

may be like in the depths

of outer space.

Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue Feeling Blue 18é14 oil

This portrait was painted

in blue monochrome to

suggest human emotion

through colour with an

attempt to make the painting

look like the actual model.

Humanity

Humanity2014Humanity 40é30 oil

This painting is a study of

the human male form with

added line work and shape

to suggest the complexity

of life and what is unknown

about the Universe.

 

Three Figures contemplating the meaning of Life

Three figure contemplating the meaning of life 2014Three figures contemplating the meaning of Life

2014 60é48 oil

Three models posed for this picture

for six hours each over three weeks

and each model was painted a different

colour background to suggest there

relationship. Later, over many years

surreal line work and shapes were added

around the models to suggest the

miracle and mystery of life.

The shifting sands of time mixed with water divine

The shifting sands of time mixed with water divine 2013The shifting sands of time mixed with water divine

2013 30é40 oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

After watching a challenge on ink master where everyone

had to draw praying hands I decided to paint that motif after

seeing a lighter with praying hands on it. This was meant to

symbolize global warming and a prayer for a clean environment.

The clock is ticking on the hand because of climate change like

the road melting upwards into the sky as a bird rides a bicycle

until there is a split in dimensions. The time of pyramids in the

jungle and unspoiled earth paradise are disturbed when a portal

opens to reveal a magical pristine city. Tragically, this was completed

before Trayvon Martin was slain for defending himself as Trayvon

had gotten a praying hands Tattoo. R.I.P. Trayvon Martin

The security guard who killed him violated direct orders not to

pursue the child into his home which runs contrary to tea kwon do,

the self defence martial art, where you have to listen to your master

or you will be punished which is contrary to his self defence claim

because he did not listen and did not run away to his car and

instead stalked a battle with an unarmed child and killed him

because he was to weak to fight hand to hand and feeble

minded to see the consequences of his actions of some sort

of premeditation of violence.

Youth against suicide

SAM_0378Youth against suicide

2014 48é36 oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After hearing about a

documentary about people

jumping off bridges I decided

to make this painting. Bridges

can be designed so they are

safe for anyone to travel. Also

I found some Pop Art of the

lady crouching by one of those

bridges and my friends band is

called Youth against suicide.

The same renaissance grid

technique to transfer images was

used in thispicture as in others.

Also the surreal lines were added over

many years. Every life is special

and no one should ever give up.

Bass Player

SAM_0380Bass Player 2014 48é36 oil

This is a self portrait of myself

playing the bass with a reflection

in the mirror at the studio.

Surreal lines were draw over

top of the image which move

when viewed close to music

to symbolize the sound of the

wah-pedal.

Surreal Portrait

Surreal Portrait Surreal Portrait 2014 60é48é2 oil

This Pop Art painting took around

7 years to finish and underwent

many stages of completion. The

image was sampled from a fashion

magazine and a renaissance grid

technique was employed to draw

the larger picture. Then dark blue

lines were added over many years.

A series of limited edition prints

were also made with this motif.

Dawn in the age of Aquarius

IMAG1603-1Dawn in the Age of Aquarius 2014 30/40/2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

The curtains to the stage opens to

reveal a magical reality where a giant

Koi Fish, symbol of good luck and long

life and triumph over adversity swims over

an aqueduct which is attached to an interior picture

frame. In the foreground a lotus flower blossoms in a

harsh desert climate close to a cactus at the foot of a

pyramid on a bright day with some clouds. In the picture

frame there is a dark moonlight sky over a valley whose

water begins to flow though the aqueduct sending the whole

picture into movement and scale distortion.