Trinity Modern: Martyn Jones Celebrating Welsh Contemporary Art
9TH SEPTEMBER – 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019 | TRINITY HOUSE MODERN, BROADWAY
Our Trinity Modern gallery will be alive with colour with some exceptional new artworks by Welsh artist Martyn Jones. Throughout September we will be exhibiting Jone’s work in celebration of Welsh Contemporary Art. Discover more about the artist, exhibition and artworks available below.
About Martyn Jones
Martyn Jones is a contemporary painter who works from his studio based in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. Jones graduated M.A. Fine Art, at Chelsea School of Art, London and was awarded Junior Fellowship at Bath Academy of Art. Among his tutors were the British artists Patrick Heron and Adrian Heath.
‘Colour has always played a fundamental role in my painting. The importance of colour was impressed on me at an early stage, by the British artist Patrick Heron. My paintings explore and are specific to, the theme of ‘place and time’. The work is descriptive in essence, natural shape and form taken from the world at large. Ideas for paintings begin with preliminary studies ‘in situ’, working directly from landscape or primary sources. Initial ideas are translated into larger scale paintings, working on paper or canvas. The compositional elements that are employed within each painting aim to capture a spirit of immediacy and simplicity. The content of my work has been described as capturing a natural ambiguity, but that ambiguity should not be construed as being manufactured in any way. Within each image an open invitation is challengingly presented to the percipient. It is difficult to determine when a painting is finished, but usually I instinctively know when that moment has arrived. I can say more often than not, my paintings finish themselves.’
Martyn Jones (image credit: Line Up)
Martyn Jones’ abstract paintings has a feel of late modernism through his use of flat areas of vivid colour. Often inspired by the natural world Martyn’s artworks find themselves in the liminal territory between figuration and abstraction.
About the exhibition
We have great pleasure inviting you to attend our Trinity Modern: Martyn Jones Celebrating Welsh Contemporary Art. Featuring the colourful recently acquired work of Welsh artist Martyn Jones.
Martyn Jones himself will be attending the exhibition preview on Sunday 8th September from 2-4pm. We have limited spaces available for the preview event, so please do get in touch with Stephen Sheppard to R.S.V.P 01386 859329 or [email protected] Tutored by Patrick Heron and Adrian Heath, Martyn Jones will share facinating insights into his works of art once displayed in the former home of Sir Kyffin Williams, RA in Beaumaris, Anglesey in Wales.
Dates & Times
MEET THE ARTIST
Saturday, September 8, 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Monday, September 9, to Sunday, September 29 2019
Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sundays, 10:00am – 4pm
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Trinity House Modern
35 High Street
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For more information about the exhibition, or the artworks featured please contact Stephen Sheppard at [email protected] or 01386 859329. There are limited spaces available for the preview exhibition, please R.S.V.P to Stephen Sheppard.
Recently Acquired works by Martyn Jones
We have recently acquired a number of artworks by Welsh artist Martyn Jones at Trinity House Modern. These works will be on display, and available for purchase at our Modern gallery in Broadway.