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Currently on view at Hashimoto Contemporary in New York City is artist Erik Jones’ solo exhibition, “Country.”

Country will be Jones’ second solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which he continues his investigation of the figure, form and composition, intermixing elements of hyperrealism and geometric expressionism. Rendering his subjects in a hyperreal aesthetic, they are enshrouded within a colorful swell of shapes, color and form.

For his latest body of work, Jones was inspired by his recent move to Illinois, and the outsider and folk art he encountered there. Looking at these sources as well as contemplating the concept of kitsch, the artist will be exhibiting six new paintings drawing influence from these various ideas. Striving for an intuitive or ‘naive’ aesthetic, Jones digitally laying out the compositions, working out them out almost as if collaging the various elements. Drawing from various Internet sources including paintings, photographs, figure and facial expressions, the artist changes the intent of the original images through color and composition, creating a brand new narrative.

The exhibition will be on view until June 22nd, 2019.

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By: SUPERSONIC ART