Hyperrealistic paintings of interior scenes at night by artist Laurence Jones based in Reading, UK. He draws from a pool of collected images that are digitally edited and serve as the starting point for his process-based practice. Jones describes the scenes as "dealing with the nature of the postmodern gaze, and how this is affected by fabricated spaces." Some elements in the paintings are scanned in and collaged directly from film sets which enforces the overall aesthetic of the fabricated image.
The paintings lend themselves to a simulation of reality, presenting a hyperreal aesthetic that is heightened by the screen-like finish of the work. Perspectival planes are shifted, flattened or extended, warping the notion of depth within the image, presenting a simultaneous distancing and magnification that offers multiple readings of the work. Although the aesthetic of the work suggests a digitally mediated experience of the urban environment, broken and dripped paint ground the work in a more traditional notion of materiality.