Ryan Jones’ paintings are a visual commentary on contemporary life that presents our modernity refracted through lenses of the past. Fragmented imagery is reimagined within a present context and the subject matter speaks to history by embracing definitive spectrums of time. The work is cinematic, mysterious, and stylistically provocative with its use of composition and the embellishment of visuals from the worlds of film and advertising. Out of the art emerge new critiques of cultural themes that span across a range of human emotions, inviting a variety of compelling story angles that speak to today’s visual culture. How imagery and the figure can evoke certain responses within this context lie at the essence of Jones’ work.