On the Drawings of Timothy Emlyn Jones

Mel Gooding

Tim Jones is one of those artists who take it upon themselves to re-learn the nature of drawing and its possibilities of expression. He is the type of artist whose impulses are experimental, the outcomes of whose research are unpredictable and revelatory.  He has opted to explore some of the most basic aspects of drawing: the subject on which he focusses with such intensity, the theme of his creative meditations, is drawing itself.  More precisely, his work is concerned with the relation of the drawn image to our perceptions of the phenomenal world, and our feelings about it.

Excerpt from the exhibition catalogue, The Elements of Drawing, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2001