An interdisciplinary artist working mainly in painting, drawing, and photography. Todd Jones is currently living and working in Columbus, OH. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and double majored in studio art and psychology at Florida State University. His work adds a visual dimension to psychology through his artistic process. Graphic design served as his introduction to art and since then, he has acquired skills in a variety of genres. Jones takes an experimental approach to new materials, manipulating them in unique ways to gain a better understanding of their limitations.
The process of ink marbling has provided me with hours of endless experimentation. The exploration of layering and distortion comments on the complexity of the self and the mind. The dialogue between controlled watercolor and the unexpected outcomes of marbling give the work a mind of its own, such as the battle of self-opposition being fought within the mind.
These portraits are explorations into inner human nature. By studying psychology, my art allows me to express this understanding. My personal knowledge, beliefs, and experiences with each person informs how I illustrate the internal self. The self I reveal cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Through studying how color relates to personality, these portraits are an exploration in identity. I analyzed each subject using color psychology. The hues were selected to define their portrait, along with revealing their personality and conflicts within. The use of colors on each individual is a short visual summary of prominent characteristics.