Java Jones

www.javajones.studio
Artist Bio

Java Jones (b. Selma, AL) is an anti-disciplinary artist working between the cloud and environmentally sustainable approaches.

From A to B (TWBLWD series) (detail), 2019
Recycled bodega bags
32" × 60" × 8"

From A to B (TWBLWD), 2019
Recycled bodega bags
32" × 60" × 8"

Dats Real Cute, 2019
UV print on kanekalon braiding hair, bobby pins, styling gel
14" × 21"

Dats Real Cute, (detail)

In the Wind on a Single String, 2019
UV print on fabric, vinyl flooring, plexiglass (Installation)
Dimensions variable

g_spot (_scripting_series), 2019
Digital painting
Dimensions variable

bb_boi_hall_of_fame (_scripting_ series), 2019
Digital painting
Dimensions variable

shuga (_scripting_series) , 2020
Digital painting
Dimensions variable

Like a Summer in Marion, Alabama, 2020
3d rendering
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My practice transcribes daily experiences through abstraction as an act of feeling and imagining innerwise. ‘Inner-’ here refers to non-reductive spaces. TWBLWD (2019) and  _scripting_ (2019-) operate as spillways to this innerness, in which I respond to quietude as refutation; images that can’t be captured; the agency of recycled objects and personal ephemera; and nigga riggin’ as survival.

From A to B (2019), a tapestry of recycled bodega bags, considers the resourceful approaches to survival that I observed at home in Marion and Selma, Alabama, as well as how I think about creating within a fine arts canon largely sustained by collectability and reduction.

In the series _scripting_, photographs are rooted in a digital multiverse from the cloud. Under the guise of manipulated pixels, photography and digital painting collapse to enter the language of avatar as a discursive formation of personhood.

Other works, such as Dats Real Cute (2019), act as “quiet images,” or transmitters of low sonic frequencies that encourage haptic experiences instead of a reliance on the visual. To this end, resolution becomes a material that opposes the cursory glance, waging a polarizing fight for and against the attention of whomever engages the work.