Martin Jones

Festival: 2015

I create collaged portraits through a process of drawing, cutting out segments, painting them individually, and rebuilding the portrait. Each segment is painted not knowing precisely how it will relate to others and chance outcomes are enhancing. Other portraits combine expressive painted colours and tones with collaged elements. I am interested in the shaping of personality by cultural and familial conditioning and I try to reflect what may lie within but is concealed by the image we present to others. My latest work draws on South Korean connections and Korean facial features add an interesting cultural and artistic dimension.

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