Working from his home studio, artist Oliver Jones shares how he creates his large-scale photorealistic pastel drawings. Focusing on the detail of an eye, he talks about his process of building layers, pushing and pulling the pastels around the surface and live mixing in order to work both reactively and fluidly.
Oliver Jones is an artist based in Shropshire. He is known for his drawings, which consider how the media advertises, manipulates and exploits imagery of flesh. In 2016 he was commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall to create new work. ‘Divine’, a large multi-panel work, emblematic of a religious altarpiece, which took the studio of the tattoo artist as its subject.
This educational video is part of The New Art Gallery Walsall’s INSIGHTS series. This new series of films, created during lockdown, aims to provide access to artists and makers for an insight into their particular skills and techniques.
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