Developed out of a close study of the human body, William Jones finds that line drawings translate perfectly into the medium of print.
William describes his process of taking a sketch made in a life drawing session into the final print, "The often chaotic lines drawn on paper in the moment were distilled into clean lines to reveal the essential human form."
The artist draws inspiration from classical sculpture, in particular the Hellenistic Art of Greece, a time in the history of sculpture where the human form was depicted in a more naturalistic and expressive way. Whilst he respects the long-established craftsmanship of printmaking, William is interested in bringing a contemporary feel to his work with loose line drawings and subtle variations in tone where the charm of the accidental is celebrated.
With a degree in Sound and Music Production, William's musical influences run concurrent with his printmaking. He sites Bill Callahan, the lo-fi experimental guitarist, and Hiroshi Yoshimura, the Japanese pioneer of ambient music, as having an impact on his work.
William Jones studied Sound and Music production at Reigate School of Art and Southampton Solent University. Recent exhibitions include Future Power at the ICA, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Forget Me Not Exhibition, the Barbican. In June 2019 William was the Barbican's Instagrammer in Residence.