ERIC MICHAEL JONES currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
UPDATE ON 2013-2014 NEW WORK COMING SOON*****
Digital Photography works 2003 – 2008
The people in my digital works are comprised from numerous sources. A single body may have been assembled from 6 to 10 different images. The original subjects may have been personally staged and photographed, but more often are appropriated from a variety of sources of popular imagery: an arm from a magazine, a hand from a video still. These parts are then scanned and combined to create a seamless figure in the desired position.
Very important to these social environments are the ambiguities. Familiar body language is placed in an unlikely context. Extreme physical trauma is presented as a strength, and borne with grace. Opposites are juxtaposed: beauty and repulsiveness, innocence and worldliness, chastity and promiscuity, compassion and cruelty. The result is a fictional tableau presented as a fact.