Joanna Jones

Joanna Jones’s practice over several decades has moved between painting and performance. Interested in the inter-connectedness of things, thoughts and encounters she has pursued her process with intense concentration, spontaneity and split second decision-making. She has developed a performative process that positions the body as an agency of a particular kind of knowing with the intention of producing paintings which inform rather than express, present rather than represent and activate rather than portray, taking painting into the territory of an event – a constitution of elements capable of making something happen. She maintains a similar approach with Dover Arts Development (DAD), which she founded with artist Clare Smith in 2006. After 20 years in Germany she returned from Berlin to the UK in 1997 and settled in Dover.