Paris — New York

Samuel Levi Jones

Painter

Born in Marion, Indiana, in 1978. He lives and works currently in Chicago and Indianapolis, USA.

News

Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago Jones Samuel Levi
Group show
Samuel Levi Jones
29 February - 10 May 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, United States
NEXUS: Contemporary Art from leading Miami Collections Jones Samuel Levi
Group show
Samuel Levi Jones
22 February - 06 December 2020
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, United States

Biography

At first glance, the work of Samuel Levi Jones appears to be steeped in the tradition of constructivist or at least orthogonal abstract painting. A variety of coloured rectangular surfaces join and overlap to form a dynamic ensemble. And yet, these are not paintings, but groupings and collages of fragments of fabric that the artist has chosen and stitched together. These fragments come from a deconstruction, a pillage.  Jones meticulously skins the bindings of outdated books which are supposed to assert their authority in their field: medicine, history, law. He also makes use of materials from other domains, such as American sport.

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