Vanessa Jones USA

Figurative painter whose practice explores themes around the ‘feminine’ using self-portraiture.  Working traditionally in oils, she employs the history of Western painting alongside medieval and primordial symbolic associations, engaging with myth, beauty, replication and duality as it relates to feminine archetypes.  Her ‘personas’ inhabit familiar yet unknown landscapes that are rich in cultural symbolism, and as ‘self-portraits’, the paintings conflate Western and Eastern cultures to reflect her own dual American and Korean heritage.