Judith Jones was born in Yorkshire but spent most of her childhood growing up on the edge of London. After settling in Dorset she gained a B.A in Photography in 2006 and an M.A (Distinction) Photography in 2008 at The Arts University Bournemouth.
She has since exhibited both in the U.K and abroad including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, Wells Art International Contemporary, The London Group Open as well as The South Western Academy of Fine Arts.
She has won various awards including The Student Prize from The London Group and two awards from Wells Art Contemporary, one of which has seen a very successful group exhibition ‘Quartet’ at The JGM Gallery, London in 2019. She was shortlisted for The Aesthetica Art Prize in 2017 and was honoured to be the recipient of the inaugural Alan Fynn Award at The South Western Academy of Fine and Applied Arts 2018 Annual Open.
Judith is also an active member of The London Group having been elected a member in 2015.
Night Windows 22, Photograph
As a Fine Art Photographer her work often relates to personal conflicts and human frailties. Judith’s current twilight images examine the dialectic between the outside and inside, commenting on the contrasts of private and public spaces. Each composition considers exclusion and isolation, fear and uncertainty. Conversely they may also hold memories of comforting, warm, welcoming safe spaces. Documenting this fragile time frame presents a magical, filmic space that at once intrigues and fascinates, yet also evokes a lingering sense of fear.
Judith states, ‘I am interested in the viewer’s interpretations and interactions with my work. The blue hour creates psychological tensions for the viewer; some may find the work comforting and may evoke happy childhood memories. Others sense the exclusion and fear which may connect with their individual values and formative experiences. Art is a specific human activity that I believe is integral with our sense of the self. I am interested in its value as a tool for exploring our inner psyche and mental health issues at all ages’.
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