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Alun Rhys Jones, 2011

My recent work has been concerned with the power of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.

My work examines the language of advertising, its promise of happiness and the illusion of "living the dream".  

As such models, scale, colour, layout, and composition are subverted to illuminate the alienation and emotional detachment underlying the glossy veneer of consumerism and the repetitive consumption of goods.

About Alun Rhys Jones

In 2011 Alun Rhys Jones graduated from the National Art School with an Honours Degree in Painting and was Highly Commended in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing. In 2012 he was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Whyalla Art Prize, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize and Albany Art Prize.

Since graduating Alun has held three solo shows and been involved in numerous group shows. He currently lives in Sydney.

Alun Rhys Jones is represented by Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane and Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney.