Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones’ arresting paintings immerse us in stories featuring beautiful women and mysterious, luxurious settings - images infused with fantasy and a hint of noir.  Rather than frame faces as in ordinary portraiture, Jones gives us tantalizing glimpses of his subjects, directing our focus toward the finer nuances of a scene and transporting us to another time and place.  As he has noted, his work is a unique “fusion of the real and surreal.”

 

Born in California in 1981, Ryan Jones lives and works in San Francisco.  Inspired by imagery from the past and present, his work deals with the relationship of people, beauty, desire and sexuality.  His paintings often incorporate a juxtaposition with material taken from a range of sources including maps, collages of old magazines, vintage cars and simple geometric shapes.  Jones was classically trained at Stanford University and his work has been showcased in galleries and art fairs around the world.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2016   Caldwell Snyder Gallery - "Slivers of Reality" - San Francisco, CA - Solo Exhibition

2015   Context Art Miami - Art Basel - Miami, FL

            Art Silicon Valley - San Mateo, CA

            Caldwell Snyder Gallery - St. Helena, CA - Solo Exhibition

2014   Caldwell Snyder Gallery - St. Helena, CA - Solo Exhibition

            Context Art Miami - Art Basel - Miami, FL

            Art Southampton - Southampton, NY

            Campton Gallery - "Tunnel Vision" - New York, NY - Solo Exhibition

2013   Time And Space Gallery - "James Bond Show" - Los Angeles, CA

            Wonderland SF Gallery - "3 Year Anniversary Show" - San Francisco, CA

            111 Minna - "Fantastic 50" - San Francisco, CA

            7x7 Magazine Travel Issue Feature - May 2013

2012   Kult Gallery - Singapore - Opening Exhibition

            Kult Magazine - "Unbreakable Issue" - Singapore - kult.com.sg/

            Kult Magazine - "Earth Issue" - Singapore - kult.com.sg/ 

            Wonderland SF Gallery - “Envisioned Enhancement”  - San Francisco, CA

            Wonderland SF Gallery - "La Jungla”  - San Francisco, CA

            Driftwood Art Salon - “Emerging Artists of 2012” - San Francisco, CA

            Chillin' Productions - Annual Show - San Francisco, CA

2011   Gallery 1988 - “Garbage Pail Kids Tribute Show” - Beverly Hills, CA

            Gallery 1988 - “Crazy For Cult 5” - Beverly Hills, CA

            Gallery 1988 - “Wet Hot American Summer Show” - Venice, CA

            Gallery 1988 - “Pee Wee Herman Tribute Show” - Venice, CA   

            Space Gallery - “Apocalypse Meow” - San Francisco, CA

            Modern Eden Gallery - “Menagerie” - San Francisco, CA - Sponsored by the SPCA

            Gallery 1988 - “Is This Thing On” - Beverly Hills, CA 

            Chillin' Productions - Annual Show - San Francisco, CA

 

2010   111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, CA - Solo Exhibition

            Wonderland SF Gallery - San Francisco, CA - Opening Exhibition

            Project 1 Gallery - San Francisco, CA - Solo Exhibition

            Chillin' Productions - Annual Show - San Francisco, CA

                ''Your soul has grown old and rusty, burnt beneath the rising sun''

      Oil on Canvas

      152 x 183 cm

           ''Extented vacation''

                      Oil on Canvas

                       182 x 152 cm

    ''Island Hoping''

        Oil on Canvas

        152 x 183 cm