Approved: 24.10.2013

Grimes and Jones

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Approved: 24.10.2013

Step into the minds of Yorkshire's fruitiest Art Duo: Grimes & Jones - a world of lies, hot dinners and bad
smells.

Two best friends are driven by a constant need to out-do one another, they create high energy, impulsive, multi disciplinary artworks.

Every day simpleton themes are doused in personal ignorance, sourness and exuberance to create visually arresting, bombastic works.

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    Artist Statement

    Step into the minds of Yorkshire's fruitiest Art Duo: Grimes & Jones - a world of lies, hot dinners and bad smells. Two best friends are driven by a constant need to out-do one another, they create high energy, impulsive, multi disciplinary artworks. Every day simpleton themes are doused in personal ignorance, sourness and exuberance to create visually arresting, bombastic works.

    CV & Education

    Grimes & Jones:

    Website: www.grimesandjones.co.uk

    Contact: [email protected] // [email protected]

    Call: 07783864014

     

    Past Shows & Exhibitions

    July 2010 – Aug 2010
    100 Painting Summer Show,
    Patricks Harvest Gallery,
    London.

    Aug 2010 – Sept 2010
    Bad Art Salon,
    Vintage Festival, 
    Goodwood.

    October 2010
    The Big Draw,
    Crocus Gallery,
    Nottingham.

    Feb 2011
    TV/OD
    Transition Gallery,
    London.

    March 2011
    Desire and Repulsion: Grotesqueries
    The Art Corner,
    Manchester

    July 2011
    Cartoon
    46 New Broad Street,
    London

    July 2011
    Bad Art Salon 2011
    Royal Festival Hall,
    London

    August 2011
    Mudskippers
    GARAGE Project: Edinburgh Art 
    Festival
    Edinburgh


    Sept 2011
    The fish that bit Dad
    Curated by Grimes & Jones
    Monks Gallery,
    Lincoln

    December 2011
    'Wanker's Paradise'
    A live action painting at the event:
    'Oh for the Love of Dada'
    The Bettsy Trotwood
    Farringdon
    London

    Feb 2012 
    ‘Big John’
    Painted for (In)Xclusion,
    Patrick Studios,
    Leeds

    Aug 2012
    Bad Art Salon
    Wilderness Festival,
    Oxfordshire

    Aug 2012
    If they only knew
    Doncaster Museum,
    Doncaster

    Oct 2012
    Awakening
    Left Bank,
    Leeds

    Dec 2012
    Miniature Heroes
    12-12-12
    Bank Street Arts,
    Sheffield

    Feb 2013
    Vantage Art Prize
    Ellingdon House,
    Leeds

    Jan 2014

    Miniature Heroes 2013

    Westgate Studios

    Wakefield

    Awards

    Barracuda Award – St James Baths , 1995

    Hooks for hands Art Prize – Hook Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010
    (1st place) for contribution – ‘Life without hotels’

    Artist of the week – Salon Contemporary, London, 2011

    Adam Ant Tanquery Gin Award – Bad Art, London 2011

    Public Choice Award - Bad Art, Oxford, 2012

    Criticism

    Featured: Art Wednesday Magazine (http://artwednesday.com/2012/10/10/art-wednesday-6-grimes-jones/)

    “Many of the pieces are successful feminist commentaries which highlight the grotesque in society’s gender relations. Grimes and Jones’s Man and Wife depicts a husband and wife as representations of their respective genitalia. The scrawled messages of “in sickness and in health” and “too much dinner” amplify the social meaning of the work.”

    http://manchestermule.com/article/arts-review-desires-and-repulsion

    “FAMILY death mask. Dad, son, daughter and MUM carved into the models forehead. Found wood/wound, driftwood, found body, you’re MY wife now, Idolise and fear. ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ – a direct quote from Grimes & Jones (artists.)”

    By Paul Kindersley 
    Issue 3, Spring 2011 – ART LICKS Magazine.
        
    References: 

    Joe Duggan - [email protected]: Director and Curator at Heavens Full and 42 New Broad Street, London.

    Paul Kindersley – Artist and Curator, Transition Gallery, London:
     [email protected], 07811182253