‘Everything is driven by emotion and struggle,’ says Salt Lake artist Wynter Jones. Her painting has always been personal, an automatic expression of her inner being, a primal instinct, even a survival method. Her long journey of self-conflict, and the conflict of that self with its environment, began ten years ago in what were initially disturbing self-portraits. As this energy became more aggressive, her work became grotesque until completely amorphous; Jones morphed and tore herself open literally and figuratively in what she calls an act of ‘purging.’ So, as she prepares for a new solo exhibit at Salt Lake’s A Gallery, it is refreshing to hear her frankly say, ‘I’m not as pissed off as I used to be.’
Read Ehren Clark’s review of Wynter Jones’ new work in the August 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.