Jones, Frederick

imageFrederick Jones, Etchings








Frederick Jones







On the surface my etchings are representational. The content is chiefly urban and/or figurative, and they aim to catch the texture of the everyday world – places, times, effects of light and weather. On the other hand,

I am very concerned with the abstract geometries which remain visible within, or arise from, the world of appearances. There is also the attraction of the etched line with its variety and warmth. Most of my prints are monochrome, although red makes an occasional appearance.

The fact that prints are multiples rather than unique entities is another thing that intrigues me. Like a published poem, a print does not exist in only one manifestation: each copy has its own reality, but there is another reality, a more conceptual one, which the copies point towards.

The main influences on my etching have been the etchings of Rembrandt, and modern Dutch etchers – Aat Veldhoen, Charles Donker, Willem den Ouden …



A year after starting to exhibit, I’ve shown etchings in London, Canada, and Bulgaria, at the Royal Birmingham Society Artists. I now have an entry in the forthcoming and prestigious annual exhibition of the New English Art Club at the Mall Galleries (between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square).

The NEAC started as a rival to the Royal Academy and has been in existence for over 100 years. Past members include Sickert, Whistler, and Sargent, and many current NEAC members are also members of the RA.

The show opens on the 1st of December (runs to 18th Dec), and most of it will be available online at the NEAC website.



Book/magazine covers:
Jones Avenue (Toronto) X.4, 2005
BJ Gibson, Statius (O.U.P., 2006)

Senate House, Liverpool University (Curator’s Prize), 2005
ArtSpeq Gallery, Liverpool, 2005
Editions Ltd, Cook St Liverpool; 2006
Printworks (with Kathrine Schou), Eggspace; 2006
New Arts Centre, Chatham, 2006
Bluecoat Arts, Liverpool, 2006
John Moores University, 2006
BIMPE IV: Federation Gallery and Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver 2006
Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 2006
Civic Design, University of Liverpool, 2006
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Print Prize Exhibition, 2006
Dot Art Gallery, Liverpool, 2006 – 2007
The Printroom, London, 2006
New English Art Club, Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2006
Unit 15, Albert Dock, Liverpool, 2007
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA, 6th International Miniature Print Competition, 2007
Centro per le Arti Contemporanee DEDALO, Pescara, Italy, May 26 – September 30 2007
Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southport, 15 Sept – 4 Nov
14th Tallinn Print Triennial, October 17th – November 25th, 2007
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 15-25 November 2007

Two person show
Printworks (with Kathrine Schou), Eggspace; 11.01-27.01 2006

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