Allen Jones: Colour Matters

25 November 2015 - 23 January 2016

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Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present Colour Matters, an exhibition of new sculptural works by British artist Allen Jones. Jones first showed with Marlborough Fine Art in 1971, and this marks his fourth exhibition with the gallery.

One of the most significant British artists of the last century, working from the early 1960s to the present day, Jones explores the representation of the human figure. Together, the works in this exhibition offer a new perspective on the female figure.

During the 1960s, Jones developed a stylized visual language for painting the human figure which marked a departure from 19th century artistic precepts. As the artist’s renditions became more volumetric and pneumatic, he turned to sculpture to create works that were truly three-dimensional; Jones’ sexually charged fibreglass sculptures depicting life-size images of women as furniture emerged. Since then, he has continued to make work that takes as its starting point the possibilities of the human body.

 

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Press Release

Exhibition Catalogue

Artist Info

 

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present Colour Matters, an exhibition of new sculptural works by British artist Allen Jones. Jones first showed with Marlborough Fine Art in 1971, and this marks his fourth exhibition with the gallery.

One of the most significant British artists of the last century, working from the early 1960s to the present day, Jones explores the representation of the human figure. Together, the works in this exhibition offer a new perspective on the female figure.

During the 1960s, Jones developed a stylized visual language for painting the human figure which marked a departure from 19th century artistic precepts. As the artist’s renditions became more volumetric and pneumatic, he turned to sculpture to create works that were truly three-dimensional; Jones’ sexually charged fibreglass sculptures depicting life-size images of women as furniture emerged. Since then, he has continued to make work that takes as its starting point the possibilities of the human body.

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