New Book "Splashes", by Gabriel Jones
Join us in congratulating faculty member Gabriel Jones on the release of Splashes, his new photography book!
Jones’ photography, video and drawings evolve around themes like pseudonyms, apatriotism, geography, science, paleontology and time.
The images featured in Splashes are characteristic of Jones’ approach– capturing the “backdrop”. In putting this series together, Jones invited friends to pretend to pose, which allowed him to focus on the situations taking place in the background. The photographs were taken with early cellphone cameras, and have mostly been reframed to show only the situations and compositions that sparked the artist’s interest the most. This tight cropping resulted in highly pixelated images, and Jones applied some retouching techniques to further accentuate the strangeness of the scenes in his collections.
Jones photographed the album cover The Suburbs, for Canadian Indie-Rock band ARCADE FIRE 8. The album won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Record Packaging, and 2011Album of the Year.
In 2010 and 2014, Jones curated an exhibition called The Pseudonym Project New York / Paris. A series of established and emerging artists– such as Robert Barry, Liam Gillick, Fouad Bouchoucha, Melanie Bonajo, Joseph Marzolla and Jonathan Monk–were invited to create new pieces under pseudonyms. Their real names were disclosed at the end of the exhibition.
His photographs have been exhibited in venues such as the Photo España Festival; Paris Photo; Galerie Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse; as well as galleries Michèle Didier, Paris; Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York and Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf.
Jones divides his time between Paris and New York, and is represented by Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, located in Düsseldorf, Germany.