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Jonathan Lux

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'Oakshot' (2016), oil on canvas, 70x60cm
'The Rose' (2016), oil on canvas, 150x120cm
'The Golden Heart' (2016), oil on canvas, 70x60cm
'Umbrella Man' (2015), oil on canvas, 70x60cm
'The Uninvited Guest' (2016), oil on canvas, 150x120cm
'Spike the Punch and Run' (2015), oil on canvas, 210x180cm
'Dreamette' (2015), oil on canvas, 210x180cm
'Holy Mountain' (2016), oil on canvas, 150x120cm
Jonathan Lux's practice is interested in the contradictory relationship between spontaneous processes and images that evoke nostalgia, fantasy, and narrative. As a viewer, his repertoire of imagery seems like rejected illustrations from some darkly humorous edition of Alice in Wonderland: teapots, Chesire smiles, dancing figures, and even smoking edamame beans populate the canvas. At once cleary defined, his technique also suggests a hard-worn, spontaneous re-approaching of the canvas. We see a palimpsest-like approach, there the artist's decisions are evidenced through layers of opaque paint thereafter covered by transparent shapes. Often beginning as a reorganisation of (memories of) his environment, Lux’s subject matter is constantly ripe for re-evaluation. His mark is purposeful, traceable, like a record of time and place in history. As a result, the paintings reference popular culture, nostalgia and play, just as much as they reference his own process in creating them. As viewers, we are privy to his problem-solving. By combining real and fictional elements, subduing the edginess of the real to the influence of his personal prerogatives the paintings inhabit an uneasy territory somewhere between pleasure and mischief, the uncanny and the altogether bizarre. Beers is thrilled to present the artist's first two-man exhibition at the London gallery with Thrush Holmes on the heels of a successful showing for both artists in Basel, Switzerland in June 2016.

JONATHAN LUX (B. 1976 Bluefield, West Virginia, USA) received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2014) and has since been awarded the prestigious Valerie Beston Artist’ Trust Prize (2014). Notable exhibitions include,  Contemporary Visions VI, Beers (2016) Saatchi New Sensations, London (2014);  A Smile from Across the Room, Marlborough Fine Art, London (2015), Less like a  Cauldron & More Like a Tea Cup, Pasmore Gallery, Middlesex (2015) and Fear and Play, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME (2011). Jonathan Lux currently lives and works in London.

Jonathan Lux's practice is interested in the contradictory relationship between spontaneous processes and images that evoke nostalgia, fantasy, and narrative. As a viewer, his repertoire of imagery seems like rejected illustrations from some darkly humorous edition of Alice in Wonderland: teapots, Chesire smiles, dancing figures, and even smoking edamame beans populate the canvas. At once cleary defined, his technique also suggests a hard-worn, spontaneous re-approaching of the canvas. We see a palimpsest-like approach, there the artist's decisions are evidenced through layers of opaque paint thereafter covered by transparent shapes. Often beginning as a reorganisation of (memories of) his environment, Lux’s subject matter is constantly ripe for re-evaluation. His mark is purposeful, traceable, like a record of time and place in history. As a result, the paintings reference popular culture, nostalgia and play, just as much as they reference his own process in creating them. As viewers, we are privy to his problem-solving. By combining real and fictional elements, subduing the edginess of the real to the influence of his personal prerogatives the paintings inhabit an uneasy territory somewhere between pleasure and mischief, the uncanny and the altogether bizarre. Beers is thrilled to present the artist's first two-man exhibition at the London gallery with Thrush Holmes on the heels of a successful showing for both artists in Basel, Switzerland in June 2016.

JONATHAN LUX (B. 1976 Bluefield, West Virginia, USA) received his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2014) and has since been awarded the prestigious Valerie Beston Artist’ Trust Prize (2014). Notable exhibitions include,  Contemporary Visions VI, Beers (2016) Saatchi New Sensations, London (2014);  A Smile from Across the Room, Marlborough Fine Art, London (2015), Less like a  Cauldron & More Like a Tea Cup, Pasmore Gallery, Middlesex (2015) and Fear and Play, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME (2011). Jonathan Lux currently lives and works in London.