Merging art, science and technology, Jessica Lloyd-Jones’ work explores concepts of energy, matter and optical phenomena through the experimental use of materials and light to provide new perspectives on the world in which we live.
She presents this enquiry in a broad portfolio of work which includes light installations, projection and sculptures created from a variety of materials such as glass, metal, coal and neon. Drawing inspiration from diverse subjects such as electricity, astronomy, mineralogy, bioluminescence and photonics, the artist enjoys gaining insight into scientific processes which she reinvents in new creative ways.
Experimenting with the physical properties of materials and the intangible nature of light, Lloyd-Jones’ explores a dialogue between the material and non-material world, often employing elements of illumination to evoke active energy and sensory experience.
Her interest in how energy is transferred and stored has led the artist to investigate its role in both the natural environment and modern technology, including relationships between energy and landscape.
The artist often collaborates with architects and design teams to develop site-specific installations responding to wide variety of public spaces, ranging from art centres, castles and power stations. Her large-scale public art projects are ambitious pieces that have attracted international attention, reinterpreting site and meaning through imaginative and unconventional approaches.
Art and creativity has the power to alter perceptions and find beauty in the everyday. If our interaction with the world is a reflection of the quality of life we lead, Lloyd-Jones is an artist whose work challenges us to seek out new ways of seeing and experiencing.