Julian Jones

Class of 2022
Photography

Website: www.julianjamaaljones.com
Instagram: @julianjones.studios

Julian J. Jones Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Fashion Photographer + Textile Artist Culture meets fiber in my three-dimensional work. My abstract quilts combine fashion design and the rhythmic pulse of the Hip-Hop vibe and expression that I hold close. Using collected textiles both solid and textured, my pieces embrace the suprematism movement— featuring an aggressive mingling of colors, shapes, and forms that represent pure artistic intuition. While coding and symbolism play significant roles in certain pieces, I make an effort not to force a narrative. Interpretation is best left to the audience. While I partake my emotion within my work, viewers are encouraged to leave the gallery with their own ideas. Their own unique and individual connections they sew often complete the artistic process. The intimate touch— sewing, dyeing, cutting, is what elevates the medium I work in. Ultimately that ability to leave people with something they can touch and feel is what spurred my transition from photography to fiber. The history of textiles, and my own cultural roots, offers a unique perspective where my work can connect. Extending the existing boundaries of the quilt genre, my goal is for my own work to further the newest chapter in the history of American art.