'Change & Decay' Alan Jones

3 Aug 2016 – 31 Aug 2016

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Rooftop Arts Centre

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom


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An exhibition of painting and mixed media work taken from observations, of the colours and textures, evident in the decay of man made objects.

Alan is a teacher - now retired. Though trained initially as a potter his interest in painting developed over his 40 years in the profession.


He writes : much of my early work was portraiture but as time passed I became more and more interested in documenting the changes in man made materials as they decayed.

I became fascinated by the breakdown of colour and surface quality over time and at first interpreted these in paint, both acrylic and oil. Latterly however my work has broadened to include a variety of media including 'hard' materials such as plaster, metal and wood.

I am constantly amazed at the differences in colour and texture of rust and in the random juxtaposition of elements - timber, glass, metal or machine parts as they lie abandoned - often suggesting surprising abstract compositions.

The work in this exhibition explores these ideas and utilises a range of materials and techniques; ink, oils, acrylics, printed images, collage, frottage and occasionally found materials.


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