Andrea Medjesi-Jones


Personal Statement

My practice is concerned with the nature of painterly image in relation to material processes, distribution and value assessment of image production, underlined by different cultures and traditions of painting.

At the very base of my practice lies collage as a methodology and a fragmented system of representations and actions that are in continual flux, destabilized and made anew through different decisions and departures.

These departures are sometimes marked by geometries or motifs and patterns, other times by hollowed out marks and gestures that are left behind by torn out masking tape or stencils, acting like shadows or ghosts of the forms that never quite made the final edit.

This very basic, almost de-material approach to tools and techniques is a deliberate decision on my part to underline values, connections and engagements between the final image and the processes of making. For me painting and drawing is always about the image and its transience - what is questioning is its source, its intensity, position in social and political terms and its communication that varies through material productions and presentations.

Academic Qualifications

  • MA Goldsmiths College, University of London

Professional Qualifications

  • 2009- 2012 PhD Studentship in Contemporary Painting, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
  • 2009- ongoing Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London Metropolitan University.
  • Visiting Lecturer 2009- 2012 Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Visiting lecturer, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Programmes.
  • Visiting lecturer 2009- 20011 Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • Visiting Lecturer 2010, 2012 Camberwell College of Art, University of London.
  • Visiting Lecturer 2010 Reading University.
  • Visiting Lecturer 2008 <The University of Huddersfield.

Current Scholarships

  • Abbey Fellowship in Painting, British School in Rome, January- April 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Painting
  • Modernism
  • Politics of representation

Research and academic outputs

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