JOnezi

JOnezi, artist

Birth Date:  September 30, 1955, Victoria, BC, Canada

I have been photographing personally and professionally since I was a young teenager.

– I discovered the magic of photography in 1967 at the age of 12 as a photography club member at

private school St. Andrews College, Ontario 1966-1970 .

Later on as a part time media student at George Brown College in Toronto ’74 using 1/2 inch B&W

video  tape and still images?

– In 1976 I  traveled throughout Europe documenting my journey with my still camera.

–  I  moved to Vancouver, BC in 1978,  and that fall I was fortunate enough to be admitted to the  2 yr.

Photography Technician Program at Langara College.

Graduated in 1980 with a minor in Film Production.

– I freelanced and assisted from 1980 –’81

– National Association of Photographic Art group Show Robson Square, Vancouver, BC early 1980’s

– Contemporary Art Gallery PEMD art photo grant early 1980’s

– I volunteered in video production at Rogers Cable 10 in  1983.

– 1984-’87 I completed the Television Production program at BCIT.

– 1986 to 1992 Knowledge Network. ’84 – ’97

– Cameraman at BC Place Stadium 1984-1998 (note: I was the hand held camera operator who picked

out Pamela Anderson from the football crowd)

Group exhibitions at Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC  1995/1996 (Ian MCGuffie-curator)

Completed 1 yr. UBC (Fine Arts- minor)

– Member IATSE 891 1998- Grip film technician Full time work.

– Dec. 10, 1999 began a 2 yr. Trip to Middle East , Turkey and Greece. Documented my travels with a

mini DV digital video camera and still camera.

–  Married Turkish bebe Mutlu Karadag  Oct. 6,  2001-2016

– Father Ken Jones passes away Jan. 2, 2004.

– NYC International ArtExpo -SOLO Pavilion Exhibitor,booth # 3063,  Feb. 26-Mar. 1

Havana Art Gallery May, 2004

2014-2016 – Travels to South and Central America and Cuba

Art! Vancouver, RAW, Solo Exhibit- Art Spring/Salt Spring island 2016

jOnezi

 

Film and Still Photography Documentary projects

 

 

Photography

 

 

 

Graffiti of South and Central America

 2014-2016

 Art documentary photographs of amazing street mural and Graffiti Art

Archival chromogenic pigments/acrylic

 

WRECK BEACH:

B& W hand colored stills, fully released images ’95 –’97

 

 

‘Fetish Images’

Stills taken during the filming of ‘Domina’ a film about the fetish scene in Vancouver…a work in progress

 

 

‘Doors of Perception’:

A continued collection of photo stills of doorways taken around the world. 1990 – continued

 

 

3rd World Portraits: A collection of images of 3rd world nations taken during my travels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

jOnezi

 

FILM & VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES

(Works in progress *)

 

 

Dahab: South of Ras Abu Galum – a look at the Bedouin, Egyptians and tourist of a small unique back packers village located on the Eastern coast of the Egyptian Sinai. 2003

 

 

*Vendors of Istanbul: A look at the present day street vendor of Istanbul contrasted with those from a by-gone age.

 

*Big City Freaks: Film documentary a peek into the underground Fetish,  S&M scene of Vancouver. ’99 …

 

 

INSTALLATIONS & Prototypes

 

‘The Hanging Gardens of Terminal City’

Found objects from Terminal City Ironworks turned into Readymade art.

Aluminum pipe, acryli, enamel, wood/metal 12’ x 8’ x 7’

 

‘Groovy Girl’ : video

Multimedia prototype sculpture: ‘jonesi’d/dadist reconstruction of Nike of Samothrace. A juxtaposed represention of the conflict of cultures, war mixed with the humour of the ‘Winged Victory’ rotating horizontally, counter clockwise with its headless rabbit face grinning sarcastically at the viewer.

Yellow acrylic painted sculpture clay, w/ Alfred E. Newman hologram, Crusader flags, legs& red boots & rotating platform

 

‘Scream of the Dragonfly’

 

A prototype of an semi-abstracted image of a Dragonfly screaming. Proposed outdoor installation in the country side whose purpose is to bring Art to the rural areas, reflecting environmental concerns and stimulating interest, dialogue in art.  Prototype:

Acrylic on board 6 sections – 6’ x 4’