Paintings from Coogee / The Great Divide

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the exhibition 'Paintings from Coogee' at Olsen Irwin Sydney.

The Art Life By Rebecca Gallo Alan Jones’ latest exhibition Paintings from Coogee present some unusual takes on landscape and portraiture. Oddly haunting faces float on top of moody coastal parklands. Some of the heads are formed from thick, spaghetti-like coils of black and white paint, laid on like icing. The ends of the coils dangle like two-tone guts and …

Storms could not wash away inspiration

Elizabeth Fortescue article on Australian artist Alan Jones in The Daily Telegraph.

The Daily Telegraph By Elizabeth Fortescue In April this year, the day after Sydney’s spectacular storms, artist Alan Jones arrived at his Alexandria studio to find 17 of his new paintings floating in melted hail. They were ruined. Jones had left the paintings on the studio floor where he could look at them. Some were finished and some were nearly …

Paintings from Coogee catalogue

Painting by Australian artist Alan Jones from the 'Paintings from Coogee' exhibition at Olsen Irwin Sydney

Over the past decade or so Alan Jones has been interested in ideas that surround notions of identity, as ‘people and place’ have become reoccurring themes in his work. In 2014 Jones and his young family moved to Coogee. Jones chooses to take a personal approach to subject matter. In ‘Paintings from Coogee’ he has chosen to use Coogee beach …