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Caroline Areskog Jones

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Major project:

En utpost mot havet : An outpost against the sea

Time seems to reach forwards and backwards simultaneously, it stutters, pauses, glitches, gets stuck, shuttles at a fast forward pace, throwing out many unanswered questions from the specific to the universal. I am interested in forming free associative connections using a range of processes, a form of image gathering and appropriation, across the analogue and the digital, moving and breathing in times of stifled containment.

'We are detached from our present and, at the same time, irrevocably tied to it. In this way youth and ageing, past and present converge.'

                                             A line made by walking, Richard Long, 1967

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  • I am interested in negotiating the complexities that exist within, around and between the gaps of an idea, hard to define and articulate, the place of overlap. The grey area. Something fragile, hard to hold. By resisting categorisation, the work avoids dominant hierarchies, seen as virtual nets that restrict freedom of thought.

    Through a slowly moving, circular process, researching around a specific starting point, I find what I consider to be the sediment, something fundamental yet pervasive. I look for a tension that exists between historical archive and contemporary debate and investigate this state of uncertainty by exploring materials and their ability to transform. I try to investigate something hard to understand – to translate and show a shift of perspective.

    What unfolds is a speculative body of work with a non-linear narrative, shape-shifting and adapting during installation, responding to situated environments. ‘Fragments’ of printed matter, drawing, moving image are brought together as evidence, object or condition becoming aggregate or lost, added or erased over time.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2004
  • Experiences

  • Drawing instructor, Various, London, 2006–17; Print assistant technician, Morley College, London, 2017; Artist in education, Royal Parks London, 2006–10
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Merz II', Courtyard Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; 'Eyes of Many Kinds', Southwark Park Gallery, London, 2019; 'Marching Through The Fields', Warbling Collective, London, 2018; Bainbridge Print Open, London, 2018; 'RSA Open', Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2018; 'Metamorphosis', Morley Gallery, London, 2017; 'Stranger Than Paradise', R K Burt Gallery, London, 2016; 'NOPE', Bankside Gallery, London, 2016; 'In The City', London Festival, 2016; 'With heart as calm as lake that sleeps', Turner's House, Twickenham, 2016; 'Print', New York City, 2014; 'Sightline 1710', Film Commission for Royal Parks, London, 2010; 'Climate Change', Rhyl, Wales, 2009; 'Sure Thing', Moving Picture Company, London, 2007; 'Rise and Fall', Bonnie Byrd Theatre, Laban, London, 2004
  • Publications

  • Visibility Issue, Pluralist, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Reimagining Objects, History of Design and RCA Blog, 2018
  • Awards

  • Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship, Morley College, London, 2017; R.K.Burt, Exhibition Award, London, 2016; Charitable Arts Award, London, 2016; John Purcell Prize, Ochre Print Studios, 2014; Climate Change Prizewinner, Rhyl, Wales, 2009
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