As a painter, Northwest artist, Bob Jones lives in a spare, boiled-down world of dark, elemental shapes, vibrant and complex color, and constant experimentation, most often operating within a highly specific structure and a clear focus.
He has a warm, rich palette, reminiscent of Impressionist landscape, but the large expanses of black that have long marked his drawings have also played a significant role in his paintings as well.
For nearly 40 years, Jones has brought himself to think clearly and persistently about a small but universal set of issues: form and line, the way in which color behaves, how a painting most directly creates a presence.
They are what forms the core of abstract painting; however, as he has pursued them, Jones has given them his own twist.
His work has varied widely over the years, but it has always returned to a fascination with the geometry of composition, the nature of the lines and the interplay between drawing and painting.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, 62 illustrations, 17 in colour
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
- Publication Date: 01/11/1999
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780295979212