Birmingham artist's exhibition on display as part of Digbeth First Friday The vanity of humanity is met face on by city artistA Birmingham artist is taking a new exhibition to LA.
He talks to Graham Young about capturing the human face in his work. 05:00, 27 JUN 2014 Examples of work coach outlet 70% sale by Birmingham artist Oliver Jones in his Digbeth studio. Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Six after graduating with a first class Fine Art degree from Birmingham City University's School of Art, Oliver Jones is again making waves in the international art world. In 2009 he was the overall winner of a London SaLon Gallery competition to find the UK's Future Greats for an exhibition at New York's White Box Gallery. Now 28, he's about to jet off to LA coach bags on sale factory outlet with some of his perceptive, challenging and sometimes disturbing chalk and pastel drawings of the human face. One of them is the shocking depiction of his own six month old daughter, Eve, who coach outlet handbags by kathy is portrayed as being ready for the kind of 'designer baby' plastic surgery that would surely make any infant more beautiful. The work, completed in the A3 Project Space and Studios which Oliver co founded in Digbeth, is an interpretation of a single photograph that fitted the bill after he had taken a whole series of pictures of Eve. "Today's science, coupled with commerce that appeals to society's vain traits, means that humanity no longer has to leave everything down to nature," says Oliver. "We feel that we also need to be part of the design." As with all of his pieces, the chalk and pastels combine to create what he describes as "a translucent sense of human fragility". Equally, his precision is so well defined, there's an underlying strength, too while such works are vulnerable to moisture and the human touch it's also true they can last for hundreds of years if cared for properly. Soon, Oliver will be accompanying his Love The Skin You're In collection when it is transported to a leading Los Angeles gallery called Gusford, close to Sunset Boulevard. He isn't expecting to be bringing many if any of them back once they go on show from September 12 to October 25. Nor will it bother him if he never sees any of them again. After each piece is finished one at a time over a typical six week period he's always ready to let them go to coach factory outlet online usa buyers. "I am only excited when I am doing them," says Oliver, originally from Shropshire, but now living in south west Birmingham.
"It sounds stupid, getting up in the middle of the night, but you have to ride the waves when you get them. "As soon as they are done, I lose interest, though sometimes I enjoy seeing them if I haven't seen them for a long time.".
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