About the work
Rachel Jones has created a series of 5 new works, each an edition of 10, especially for Whitechapel Gallery to accompany Action, Gesture, Paint Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940-1970, 9 Feb–7 May 2023.
Red, Forged, 2023 share the same title as Jones’ recent group of paintings, and her current exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery. These small shaped canvasses reproduce five individual fragments of a larger painting, chosen by Jones for their compositional richness and variety. Printed onto canvas and bearing Jones’ distinctive raw edges and irregular shapes, these wall based works concentrate and re sample an aspect of the artist’s complex internal landscapes.
Red, Forged, 2023
Digital pigment print with silkscreen varnish on canvas, mounted onto aluminium. 30 x 22 cm (variable). 5 works, each an edition of 10, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate.
About the artist
Rachel Jones (born 1991) lives and works in London, UK. Working in painting, installation, sound and performance, Jones explores a sense of self as a visual, visceral experience. In her paintings, she grapples with the challenges of finding visual means to convey abstract, existential concepts. In depicting the psychological truths of being and the emotions these engender, abstraction becomes a way of expressing the intangible. The artist repeats motifs and symbols across her series to create associative, even familial, relationships between them, underscoring their kinship as part of her ongoing investigation of identity.
Recent solo exhibitions include the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2022) and the Long Museum, Shanghai, China (2023). She was included in Mixing It Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery, London (2021), followed by other institutional group exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona (2022). She was an artist in residence at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas in 2019 and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in 2016. Jones’s work is housed in prominent institutional collections, including those of the Long Museum, Shanghai; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and Tate, London, where her work is currently on display.