Lyntuan Jones (°1991, Chicago) creates drawings, photos, paintings and recently has began interest in installations. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence’s reaction peace, Jones creates intense personal moments via means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of drawing: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle approach, he touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of expectations.
His works often refers to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created. By applying abstraction, he generates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic while being rooted in a complex core and concept. Thus his works do not reference many recognizable forms. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.