Karis Jones

Karis Jones.

Karis Jones

Karis Jones

MFA Candidate

Fine Art

Artist Statement

My work investigates the unusual and emotional nature of the human condition. I represent anatomy as a species but also as an abstract structure. My confused, saturated color palette matched with odd, fantastical segments of flesh create a sense of heaviness. I dramatize the abnormalities within form; creating something that becomes alien to us. My works intimately translate humanness into its pure essence, which is strange and damaged. I am exploring the lines between reality and abstraction in which human anatomy has become my vehicle. We, as viewers, desperately try to relate to the figure because it is reminiscent of us. Flesh is familiar, we recognize and empathize with it. My work pushes recognizable form until it reaches a place of existence where we no longer understand it and we no longer feel a comfortable connection.

Don't Do This In Front Of The Kids, by Karis Jones.

Don't Do This In Front Of The Kids, by Karis Jones

Purely Coinicidental, by Karis Jones.

Purely Coinicidental, by Karis Jones

Press Them Against the Floor, by Karis Jones.