Todd Jones is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in painting, drawing, and photography. He is currently living and working in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and double majored in studio art and psychology at Florida State University. His work adds a visual dimension to psychology through his artistic process. Graphic design served as his introduction to art and since then, he has acquired skills in a variety of genres. Jones takes an experimental approach to new materials, manipulating them in unique ways to gain a better understanding of their limitations.
He explains the work by saying, “The process of painting has provided me with endless experimentation. The exploration of layering and distortion comments on the complexity of the self and the mind. The dialogue between the controlled aspects of painting and the unexpected outcomes of process-based methods give the work a mind of its own. Such is the battle of self-opposition being fought within the mind. These works are explorations into human nature. By studying psychology, my art allows me to express this understanding. My personal knowledge, beliefs, and experiences inform how I illustrate the internal self. The self I reveal cannot be seen by the naked eye. Through my studies of how color relates to personality, these works are an exploration of identity. While studying psychology, I have been fascinated by personality development along with psychology of color. Color is used to define the piece, along with revealing the work’s personality and conflicts within. The use of colors in each work is a short visual summary of prominent characteristics. My work takes an experimental approach to new materials, manipulating them in unique ways to gain a better understanding of their limitations.”