Betty Jones (°1992, Chicago, United States) makes films and films.
By applying abstraction, Jones creates intense personal moments
masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and
refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Her films are often classified as part of the new romantic movement
because of the desire for the local in the Vashikaran specialist -
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intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory. By
referencing romanticism, grand-guignolesque black humour and
symbolism, she creates work through labour-intensive processes which
can be seen explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual. They are
inspired by a nineteenth-century tradition of works, in which an ideal
of ‘Fulfilled Absence’ was seen as the pinnacle.
Her works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are
deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible
interpretation becomes multifaceted.