Lee Jones is one of the UK’s leading artists specialising in the human form and contemporary urban style art presenting major exhibitions at London’s Bloxham Galleries, The National Gallery, The Jago Gallery, The Chocolate Factory, The Arts Club and The Cork Street Gallery, Mayfair, etc.
He has exhibited with such artists as Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Also, he has completed exhibitions at the Artwhino Gallery in Washington DC as part of a major collection of contemporary urban artists and has headlined at the Gallery Provocateur in Chicago. He exhibited in Los Angeles and Louisiana, as well as showing work in Qatar, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Germany and Australia.
Lee has been engaged in luxury interior design, for private clients across Britain. He currently has work in contemporary nightclubs in London as the basis of their interiors.
There are many admirers of his work including major international recording artists including Ray Davis, Oasis and My Chemical Romance amongst others.
His work is so broad that it has varied from designing jewellery in a studio in Hollywood for such clients as Madonna and James Woods to being commissioned by the Renegade Ducati superbike team to re-design and rebrand their entire team and actively promote on the world stage the champion riders Noriyuki Haga, Leon Hasslem and Ben Bostrom. Lee was commissioned to present live urban style paintings and the designing of merchandise to suit each country visited though the racing seasons 2004 and 2005. This in turn led to sports clothing giant Alpine Stars hiring Lee to promote their new clothing range in Berlin and Paris plus designs for the Japanese F1 Team.
Lee Jones also works within the arena of detailed fantasy and colourful graffiti. Lee has excelled in this art form, a difficult skill to accomplish for most of those from a fine art background. Lee was commissioned to design a front cover for the world famous Heavy Metal magazine. Other commissions were accepted from publications in the USA such as Nude Magazine, Bootleg Artists, Illustrators’ Magazine and a book of poetry.
His work featured as a prize-winner in the Erotic Signature coffee table books published in 2006 and 2007.
Lee has produced fantasy paintings of sports stars such as Usain Bolt, Ricky Hatton, Steven Gerrard, Victoria Pendleton, Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu MBE, Ernesto Hoost (four times K-1 world champion) and the famous Parkour star Daniel Ilabaca. All had their personal endorsement. An exhibition in November 2009 of these paintings was staged in London’s Mayfair gallery The Arts Club. Work from this was heavily featured in the national press, articles appearing in The Times and The Observer Sports monthly, which dubbed him their ‘favourite artist’.
The pop-art representation of Cheryl Cole as the Angel of the North appeared frequently in the media as she shot to the height of her fame. Many press reports referenced to it as evidence of her cultural impact.
Lee’s work on the urban art scene has led to his work being featured in major festivals such as the Bristol Upfest and Upnorthfest, where he painted live and exhibited in a slot alongside some of the worlds greatest urban artists. Many have expressed an interest in collaborations in the future.
Lee Jones is also an accomplished published photographer.