Jamie Jones is an 80's kid who obsessed over cartoons, toys, skateboarding and hip-hop - you'll probably see that in his work.
Jamie has been inspired by countless artists all his life, but his real love of art is nostalgic references - building on the familiar and creating something new.
Street art and pop art are big influences, but he has always been fascinated with anatomical illustrations and their incredible details. Looking under the skin gives a surreal insight in to what’s hidden beneath, and this has been a focal point for Jamie’s recent work.
If it wasn’t for lock down, Jamie probably wouldn’t have picked up his pens and brushes, as it had been almost 21 years since he last did so. Whilst at school in Yorkshire, art was his favourite subject and earned him an art scholarship to buy art materials in last last year of school.
After finishing school Jamie returned to his home town of Chester and enrolled in art college, studying multimedia and design. He ended up dropping out and working fill time for M&S until starting a very successful career in the drinks industry at the age of 22.
In 2016 whilst running the global drinks programme for a Michelin starred restaurant group, Jamie launched Mirage, the worlds first Augmented Reality cocktail menu. 18 months of development and planning, the menu was an immersive journey through art with drinks paired to arts styles and artists. This was Jamie’s opportunity to bring his love for art in to the drinks industry but didn’t go without its issues. As a badge of honour, he was issued with a cease & desist from the Warhol Estate!
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