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Ryan Jones’ dynamic paintings engage viewers in stories featuring beautiful people and mysterious, elegant settings. His art is infused with elements of fantasy and a hint of noir. Rather than frame subjects as in classic portraiture, Jones gives us unique glimpses of his subjects, directing our focus toward the finer nuances of a scene and transporting us to another time and place.
Born in California in 1981, Ryan Jones lives and works near San Francisco. Inspired by imagery from the past and present, his work deals with the relationship of people, beauty, desire and sexuality. His paintings often incorporate a juxtaposition with material taken from a range of sources including maps, collages of old magazines, vintage cars and simple geometric shapes. Jones was classically trained at Stanford University and his work has been showcased in galleries and art fairs around the world.