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Otis Jones

Rust with 2 Circles One Red, 2019

Acrylic on linen on wood
14 1/4 × 10 1/4 × 3 in
36.2 × 26 × 7.6 cm
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Otis Jones
American, b. 1946
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Claiming, “I knew I wanted to be an artist—when I didn’t want to be a cowboy,” Otis Jones has been pursuing the craft and the formal qualities of painting throughout his long career. Though, at first, his spare, muted, abstract mixed-media paintings and works on paper appear Minimalist, they are full of the marks of the artist’s hand, exercises in the art of imperfection. As he explains: “I’m interested in objects, patina, wear, and age. […] Each piece takes on its own geology. I don’t hide anything—you see staples. It’s a very real object.” Within a pared-down visual vocabulary of circles, squares, rectangles, and lines, Jones explores the nuances of color, scale, and composition. By alternately building up and sanding down layers of pigment, he makes works that reveal the history of their own creation.

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American, b. 1946
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Claiming, “I knew I wanted to be an artist—when I didn’t want to be a cowboy,” Otis Jones has been pursuing the craft and the formal qualities of painting throughout his long career. Though, at first, his spare, muted, abstract mixed-media paintings and works on paper appear Minimalist, they are full of the marks of the artist’s hand, exercises in the art of imperfection. As he explains: “I’m interested in objects, patina, wear, and age. […] Each piece takes on its own geology. I don’t hide anything—you see staples. It’s a very real object.” Within a pared-down visual vocabulary of circles, squares, rectangles, and lines, Jones explores the nuances of color, scale, and composition. By alternately building up and sanding down layers of pigment, he makes works that reveal the history of their own creation.

Otis Jones

Rust with 2 Circles One Red, 2019

Acrylic on linen on wood
14 1/4 × 10 1/4 × 3 in
36.2 × 26 × 7.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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