My photographs are rooted in the study of self and I examine my experiences and perceptions in a visceral way to sift through meanings. I draw inspiration from my surroundings, attempting to capture fluctuations in both my environment and my psyche. Elements of transition are also explored through a layering process to reveal a self-realization. Reminiscent of other artist whose images question identity and self, such as Nikki S. Lee, Francesca Woodman, and Kelli Connell, I deconstruct and reform my identity before the camera. Through aesthetics, dualistic emotions are evoked; loss and uncertainty are paralleled with those of comfort and familiarity.
I manipulate images in a multi-disciplined manner as I explore these dynamics. Stemming from an interest in compositing various art forms, I often begin with photography as the root of an exploration and integrate it with other mediums as the project expands. The surrealist artists, writers, and film makers have also been a source of inspiration. My compositions are structured to reveal a mediation on my subconscious. Working primarily with a muted color palette allows my images to retain a soft, ethereal quality and to reference the subliminal and impulsive. My work aims to narrate a transformation and serves as a reminder that change is resolute.
Work / Education
Kimberly Jones is an emerging artists based in San Antonio, Texas. She received her MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2015. Interested in cross-disciplinary dialogue, her work spans multiple mediums and she has collaborated with poets, musicians, and movement artist. Kimberly’s work has been selected twice as a finalist for ArtMelt, a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, a semi-finalist for Adobe Design Achievement Awards.