ERIC RYAN JONES UNVEILS CURRENT ART SERIES AT RAW: NATURAL BORN ARTISTS ACTIVATE SHOWCASE IN NYC
Top emerging artist, eric ryan jones debuted his newest architectural art series last night at the RAW: Natural Born Artists Activate Installation at Tribeca’s M1-5. Hand-picked from over 500 artist submissions in the tri-state area, Jones was one of the final 15 chosen to display his artwork at the city’s much anticipated show.
“I am thrilled to be working with such a wonderful organization”, says Jones. “RAW has such an incredible reputation for recognizing young talent and helping to grow, nurture and prosper it. I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such a prestigious showcase.” Featuring six of his most coveted pieces, Mr. Jones’ work reflects his vision of New York City’s most breathtaking architecture, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gothic Bridge in Central Park and the Empire State Building.
Inspired by the works of Escher and Dali – coupled with a personal passion for black and white photography – his work has a surrealist undertone in both technique and overall composition. Using his own photography as creative reference; dynamic and exaggerated perspectives are showcased within his work with the use of foreshortening and chiaroscuro techniques. Each piece spotlights a window that accentuates an attribute (i.e. cables, stones, arches) of that particular image in 3D, thus creating an illusionary use of dimension and time. “My composition reflects the structure within the boundaries of steel and stone…framing my subject, rather than bleeding it from edge to edge,” says Jones of his current scope of work.
eric ryan jones’ (erjdesign.com) artwork will be featured in a myriad of shows throughout the year and can be seen in its entirety at his private gallery installation slated for Fall 2012. For more information or to purchase artwork, please visit erjdesign.com or follow him on Twitter @ericryanjones
About eric ryan jones:
One of New York City’s top emerging artistic talents, eric ryan jones has found his niche in charcoal drawings and oil paintings within the photo-realism scope. Born and bred in West Virginia and Maryland, and a Marshall University Alumni, Jones now calls Manhattan his home, creating architectural masterpieces from his Upper West Side art studio.
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.