Bella Jones (Manchester, U.K, b.1994) has a Bachelors of Arts in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University and obtained her Master of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University in 2019. She has exhibited her work in both Britain and the U.S and currently resides between Manchester and Irving, TX. Jones is a multidisciplinary artist with a strong emphasis in drawing. Her practise explores the commonplace narratives that surround the body and human sexuality, especially female. Using hypnagogic imagery, Jones aims to create dreamscapes where feminine sensuality thrives in an uncorrupted way.
There is always a sense of uncomfortableness and shame when discussing sexuality and intimacy in a public setting. In my art I am interested in removing sexuality from this perception of shame and placing it into a realm of desire and play. Instead of portraying the stereotypical power dynamic of a sexually aggressive male and a sexually passive female or the reverse of these roles, I portray and frame my subjects interaction as focused on pleasure and playfulness. Looking at sexuality from an inquisitive standpoint, the imagery I use presents sex as a sensual yet humorous endeavor in an unapologetic manner.