Does Android Jones Dream of Electro-Mineralist Sheep?

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Android Jones’ pictorial work is one strain of a larger project that he and his wife call “Electro-Mineralist Art.” Moving “beyond the traditional organic vegetable and animal technologies of pencils, ink, and brushes” (Biographical Statement), Jones takes up emergent technologies that are crystalline, metallic, electronic and digital in their materiality and aesthetic feel – implicating a historical scheme that echoes the integral view of planetary evolution from physiosphere to biosphere to noosphere to theosphere; where the techno-media of exhibition artworks have been by and large, as the artist says, bound to or associated with the biologic. For a post-postmodern art of high noospheric and theospheric expression, Jones instead upgrades to more resonate noospheric vehicles; where the crystalline or “mineralist” – proper to the physio sphere — is recovered as a marginalized inorganic principle for the artistic celebration of the energies of Life.

The content of these marvelous works ranges vastly from the kosmic to the micro, from tantric beloved to sacred civics, from expansions of consciousness to reconfigurations of our three bodies. The pictorial syntax is at the very least proper to a teal register; a collage mode descending from synthetic cubism (on which see “Part Five: Encoding Stages and States” in Looking at the Overlooked). Subtle radiance and causal voids abound throughout.

Honoring the history of art – the mystical projects of the later Dali come to mind — Jones taps into pre-modern, modernist, and post-modernist aesthetic idioms, advancing an Electro-Mineralist Art as Integral Alchemy.

—Michael Schwartz

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About Android Jones

Android Jones is at the forefront of the Electro-Mineralist art movement, a wave of artists who’s medium is electricity and their hardware and tools are forged from mining elements found deep inside the earth. Android’s body of work aims to emphasize creativity as the foundation of consciousness and an agent of social change.

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