Lyons, Colorado born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8.
He attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation.
Android Jones interned at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic and later founded Massive Black, an art development company based in LA. Android began his career as an Independent Artist in 2005. He now lives in his home town of Lyons, maintaining a large art studio in a repurposed barn.
Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created an immense body of work. He has become well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom built digital set up. He participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building.
A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has contributed to events on 6 continents.
At the center of Jones’ work are spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his work as Electro-Mineralism, Jones attributes his ability to create to the wonders of technology, crediting the planet’s resources for advancements in art production.
Manipulating light and energy, Android Jones captures complex concepts while utilizing his formal background in the arts. Described as a digital alchemist, he is determined to alter the viewer’s perception, pushing the boundaries of the imagination through the use of innovative media forms.
‘android’ from the Greek root “man” and the suffix -oid; “having the form or likeness of”; it is the appearance of a man with the heart of a machine; it is a fusion of the human condition with technology or ”machinery”
Some words from the Artist:
I have seen things in this life that I am incapable of translating into words, In my practice, I have visited realms where the imagination ends, and the terrifying beauty of infinity unfolds over and over again.
If I could distill into words exactly what motivates me to create the art that it make than it would not be worth making it. Instead, I have chosen the Pen.
Honestly, I don’t know why I make this art, or what compels me to keep creating it, it’s a mystery I intend to pursue for the rest of my life, and each image brings me closer to the Ultimate Truth.