Philippa Jones has been a St. John’s based artist since 2009. Prior to moving to Canada Jones completed a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Interactive Art & Design at University College Falmouth. Jones’ diverse art practice has included and sometimes combines printmaking, painting, pen and ink, animation, art games and interactive installations. Central to Jones’ work is the exploration of constructed realities, active myth making and of wonder and the inquisitive mind. In the last two years Jones has been exhibited in The NationalGallery of Canada, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery NL, Beaverbrook Art Gallery NB, Two Rivers Gallery BC. Jones’ work is collected by the National Gallery of Canada, The Rooms collection, The Newfoundland provincia lart bank and the City of St. John’s. Jones is the Director of Eastern Edge Gallery
In my art I aim to create a space into which the participant can project their imagination and to some extent determine their own experience. I am interested in exploring the new parameters in which art can operate, opened through advances in technology. I believe that reality is constantly evolving. We create and reinforce realities boundaries. It is my assertion that through art I can shape the sensory experience to distort reality, understand its constraints and potentially subvert it. By subverting reality I hope to foster a sense of the possible for participants and viewers of my work.
My installations combine emerging digital technology with traditional art and elemental symbols.
The Romantics have informed my art in regards to; their legitimization of individual imagination and creativity, their techniques to inspire awe and the sublime and emphasis on the scientist’s role in discovery, nature and Art.
Tel: 709 727 7323
The Christina Parker Gallery
50 Water Street, St. John’s, NL
Tel: 709 753 0580