is an artist living and working in Birmingham having studied at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art. His childhood and education were spent in rural Shropshire, until he moved to the city to study at the Margaret Street School of Art. It is this immediate and drastic change of environments that has led him to become perceptive and greatly analytical of the world around us. His work is currently concerned with the flesh and gives particular reference to its image and presence in the media, in industry and its impact on society and individual identity.
“The image of flesh is one of the most abundant and influential cues in our modern day lives, yet due to its frequency and industries eagerness to reflect an alternate version of reality these falsities have the capacity within our perception to be accepted as the norm. It induces society to become familiar and accepting of an idealised image that is far removed from the everyday and has accentuated our narcissistic and vain traits prompting a pursuit of perfection or alternate reflection and leads to a shrouded image of reality.
More about Oliver Jones and his works here.