Artist Feature: Erik Jones

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, September 9th, 2016

"...tuning out the incessant noise to find something wondrous and whole."

Erik Jones artist feature NAILED Magazine


See them peering through a disorder of color. Incomplete, as we all are. Distracted and consumed by thought, and taken away from the self. There is an organic nature in these figures alongside this silly artificial interference.

Exploring, discovering, and truly knowing one’s self can be a struggle. Past traumas and experiences aside, it’s difficult to separate our reflections from the world around us. We can become distracted by what we believe defines us – the music we love or once loved, the toys we played with, the clothes we choose to wear.

The true feat is breaking down these barriers, tuning out the incessant noise to find something wondrous and whole, lusting after those diversions all the while.

This is how the work of Erik Jones speaks to me, a perfect juxtaposition. A collision. Eye ribbon candy.

The gallery of images below features work from 2011 to 2016.

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Erik Jones is represented by the Jonathon LeVine Gallery in New York, NY.

Erik Jones artist featureErik Jones was born in 1982 in St. Petersburg, Florida and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007. Early in his career he primarily worked creating cover illustrations for comic books and toured the United States showing at different pop culture and art conventions. His work has been exhibited at galleries in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.


Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (