The work represents an ongoing investigation into the notion of the contemporary grotesque. Clashing the disparate concepts of the abject and the humorous into a single and contained image in an attempt to activate a fluctuating unresolved response within the audience.
The exhibition also serves as a launch platform for his new book, ‘How Long Have I Been Dead?’ Completed in just 100 days ‘How Long Have I Been Dead?’ showcases an intense slice of Jones’ prolific output. Touching, disturbing, irreverent and insightful, this book has the ability to comfort with one hand while simultaneously punch you with the other. A magnificent display of the modern grotesque.
Andrew James Jones is a scary idiot criminal madman. The pictures he makes make me feel frightened and ill. I am unused to seeing such bizarre and revolting things. The world is a much worse place for having this kind of thing in it. The fact that this work is very amusing makes it even worse. It is terrible to laugh at something that you know is so deeply wrong and evil. Andrew James Jones should be put in jail."
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