If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Digital, Drawing, Printmaking
Jonas Ranson is an international London based artist specialising in print and a graduate of the Royal College of Art (2003). Recent exhibitions include: End of the World Party - Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Microcosm - Departure Gallery Leeds, Print Odyssey - Print To The People Norwich, Linear B - Stephen Lawrence Gallery London (co-curator), Christies ‘Multiplied’ Editions fair, TENT - London Design Week, Salon Vogue - Royal Dalston Hotel, Celestial Contrakt - Schwartz Gallery London, and print collaborations with RISE BERLIN. Collaboration/commissions include projects with photographer Derek Ridgers for GQ Style and Justin Broberly for ID Magazine, wall papers for Dalston Superstore and Vogue Fabrics, and textile design for head of menswear at Versace Martyn Bal.
About my artwork
Achieved through treatment in both digital conversion and CMYK colour separation silkscreen technique, Works consist of large printed ‘panels’, visually complex and cartographic in form. Taken from disparate yet analogous influences, works attempt to coalesce in an allusion to invented cultural interpretations of good and evil, heaven and hell, salvation and damnation.
Situated between luxurious refinement and divested replication, Ranson adopts the associations of design to comment on themes of man’s self-destructive behaviours that outwardly reflect an inner dysfunction. Using this blueprint as a departure point for printerly invention, the works excavate the intrinsic beauty from the abject and grotesque disclosing compulsive beauty in the hollow and salacious and entwine the personal and symbolic into fragile mythologies.
Playing Drums in my band Noi Kabat, Literature, Film, Current Affairs, Galleries, Buying records mainly obscure 80's synth underground music. Listening to The Bugle & Little Atoms Podcasts.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
End of the World Party - Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels.
08.11—21.12.2012 Julien Ammillard, Amélie Bouvier, Pierre Clemens, Charlotte Dunker, Eva Evrard, Aurélie William-Levaux, Moolinex, Jonas Ranson, Stéphanie Roland, Transquinquenal.
Galerie Nadine Feront
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