Alan Jones, artist, sculptor, and maker, is a Sydney-based artist, represented by Olsen Gallery. We spoke to Alan from his studio in Alexandria surrounded by his amazing and diverse artworks. We had a great chat with Alan about his approach to his art works, the diversity in his projects, his amazing experience on the Fowlers gap residency and much more. Thanks Alan for your time, we had a great time.
'Alan Jones’ work explores ideas that surround notions of identity. Jones works across a broad spectrum of mediums and takes a personal approach to the subject matter. Through this process, Jones aims to communicate the intricacies of human connections and how his roots subsequently influence his work.
Jones gained his Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts in 1997 from the National Art School in Sydney before furthered his education abroad on the Inaugural Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting. In 1998 he returned to Australia, where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 at the National Art School. In 2004 Jones’ portfolio of 10 paintings and drawings, inspired by his time in France and Germany, won the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. The BWTAS saw mom Jones return to Europe where he undertook a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris before working in Berlin and New York.'