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.
- MA Goldsmiths College, University of London
- 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.
- Abbey Fellowship in Painting, British School in Rome, January- April 2014
Areas of Expertise
- Contemporary Painting
- Politics of representation
Research and academic outputs
Dawson, S, Medjesi-Jones, A and Stather, M (2015) Sean Dawson: relics & remixes. Mannheimer Kunstverein & Peter Zimmermann Galerie, Mannheim. ISBN 9783000492105
Medjesi-Jones, A (2013) 'Mediated image.' Journal of Visual Art Practice, 12 (1). pp. 101-107. ISSN 14702029
Medjesi-Jones, A (2011) A shock to thought – conditions of the emerging image. In: Tableau: painting photo object, 28 - 29 October 2011, Tate Modern, London.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2010) Image as thought: gesture movement chaos. In: Space, time and the image, 14 May 2010, APT Gallery, London.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2010) Image as a shock to thought. In: Connect, continue, create: 3rd international Deleuze studies conference, 12 - 14 July 2010, Amsterdam.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2013) Ventriloquist: solo exhibition. Laurent Delaye Gallery, London, UK, 28 June - 27 July 2013.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2012) What will the community think? BSU Gallery, Bath School of Art and Design & CASS Gallery, London Metropolitan University, 23 October 2012 - 14 November 2012 & 11 January - 02 February 2013.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2012) Hallogallo. Sir John Cass Gallery, London, UK, 10 February - 9 March 2012.
Mediated Image, a body of work included in Correspondences: a group exhibition curated Silvie Aigner
Medjesi-Jones, A (2011) Mediated Image, a body of work included in Correspondences: a group exhibition curated Silvie Aigner. Bäckerstrasse 4 Gallery, Vienna, Austria, 11 September - 9 December 2011.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2011) Correspondences. Backestrasse 4 Gallery, Vienna, Austria, February 2011.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2009) Exiled lines. Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, 05 - 12 November 2009.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2008) Saturnalia. In: Jerwood contemporary painters 2008, Jerwood Space, London, 9 April – 18 May 2008.
Medjesi-Jones, A (2007) Layer cake. Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, 29 September - 10 November 2007. ISBN 9780955629327
Medjesi-Jones, A (2006) John Moores 24. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 16 September - 26 November 2006. ISBN 1902700309
Medjesi-Jones, A (2003) New British painting. John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 17 February 2004 - 07 April 2004. ISBN 0854328033