Pintura Fresca is an international group of abstract painters who met through the internet and are now working together on various art projects. The principal objective of the association is to be a platform and a forum for contemporary artists and in particular, abstract painting. Membership is by invitation only.
The essential drive of Pintura Fresca is to encourage dialog and demonstrate that articulate abstract expression still thrives and remains vibrant into the new millennium. We propose that in contrast to being dead, as some critics and curators will lead the public to believe, abstract art has matured and grown in nuance and refinement of thought over the last century.
Photography: Oliver Khanh Mai
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Alun Rhys Jones,
THE HOODY TRILOGY (detail), 2012, Oil on linen
Dimensions 340cm x 180cm.
'Untitled ®’ Alun Rhys Jones
Untitled ® is an exhibition of new work by Alun Rhys Jones. The show is an ongoing exploration into the role of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.
The exhibition examines the language of advertising: models, scale, colour, layout, and composition are subverted to illuminate the alienation and emotional detachment underlying the glossy veneer of consumerism and the repetitive consumption of goods.
Seductive, transient perfections mask the contemporary melancholy and malaise of modern consumer society where aspirations are continually updated but never fulfilled.
In 2011 Alun Rhys Jones graduated from the National Art School with an Honours Degree in Painting and was Highly Commended in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing. In 2012 he was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Whyalla Art Prize, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize and Albany Art Prize.
Since graduating Alun has held two solo shows and been involved in numerous group shows. He currently lives in Sydney.
Alun Rhys Jones is represented by Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane and Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney.