Bryson Davis Jones is a contemporary painter, sound designer, graphics and video artist who lives in a suburb of Dallas Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington but spent as much time producing art as architecture. He was very interested in exploring how free form artistic expression and the design principles of architecture interact. He participated in several group shows while attending UTA and produced experimental music and video for shows as well.
Originally from Shreveport Louisiana, Bryson pursued studies in Georgia, Texas and abroad in Italy and Switzerland. He often divides his artistic expression into different channels letting them directly or indirectly feed into one another. These channels include music and experimental sound, video art, graphic design and painting. He is definitely process driven acquiring inspiration from sounds, sketches and loosely based experimental compositions. These sketches are then digitized to more formally investigate relationships in form, color, visual texture and transparency. Bryson is currently working on a series of 48" square paintings on panel.
Early in his painting career he was very much interested in orthagonal forms related to architectural solids and voids. His latest work however is purly organic with overlapping shapes, forms and visual textures. He builds up the surfaces and then defines shapes by working the negative space. "My work is mostly orgainc now with a pop sensability. I like to play off of known organic forms and recognized geometric shapes to create tension. But I also like things to be "off". It's not good for things to always be pretty or in place or even to make sense. It has to make you ponder and think about what it is or what it could be - and sometimes "why" it is. It's okay to be uncomfortable with a piece and even wrestle with making sense out of it. If art doesn't create that tension - it's not successful in my opinion. Likewise if the work is not emotive it is not successful. Once I get a piece to a place where I can't stop staring at it I know that I am close."