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Aida Jones

the artist

Aida Jones is a Maplewood, NJ artist. Jones studied at the Art
Students League in NYC and the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
Jones is also an experienced teacher of adult painting and drawing
classes. She worked as Artistic Director for the Monroe Center for the
Arts, in Hoboken, NJ for 8 years. And has acted as curator, board
member, art director and consultant on many arts programs in the state
of NJ. Over the past 15 years, Jones’s work has been on exhibit in a
variety of NY and NJ galleries, art shows and events.

In her latest series, she brings a new palette and theme that is a departure
from her earlier pop art work. By exploring the concept of landscape
in an unexpected way, Jones tries to increase the dynamic
between audience and author by objectifying emotions and investigating
the duality that develops through different interpretations.

Her paintings are based on formal associations, which open a unique
poetic vein. By applying abstraction, she investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.