kelly jones
Psychoanalytic theory, children’s literature and the femme fatale all coexist within my work. Influences as diverse as Freud’s theories of the uncanny, stories that inhabit a liminal space, and the dance-like movements of Olive Oyl in a Popeye cartoon do battle within the pieces. My practice, which began as part-object drawings of arms, legs and mouths, has evolved into installations incorporating animation, projection and sculpture.

The installations reflect, for me, the duality of being human. There is a side we know and consciously project, and there is a side that’s hidden or pushed down. I’m very interested in that hidden side: the urges and desires we don’t necessarily act on, but that are there none the less.