Off the Page: Rob Jones Explores his ‘Grief’

 

 

Back in 2014 illustrator / designer / art director Rob Jones took to Chicago’s Galerie F and filled it with over 100 self-portraits for his show ‘Grief: A Solo Exhibition by Rob Jones.’

Grief‘ could end up as not only one of the best events of 2014, but as of one of the best shows of an artist’s work in recent history. It tells the involved narrative of a man accepting his faults and embarrassments, putting them on display in simple matter of fact fashion.

Rob Jones was kind enough to go in depth about his process creating the show and the hiccups along the way. The full interview is published on Print Magazine and can be read HERE.

Below, a stream of self-portraits from ‘Grief.’ To view the full show click HERE.

 

'The Face On the Mask Is The Same As The Face Under the Mask' by Rob Jones

‘The Face On the Mask Is The Same As The Face Under the Mask’ by Rob Jones

 

'Farewell, Walter' by Rob Jones

‘Farewell, Walter’ by Rob Jones

 

'Same Dream Every Night' by Rob Jones

‘Same Dream Every Night’ by Rob Jones

 

'You Ain't Yoda' by Rob Jones

‘You Ain’t Yoda’ by Rob Jones

 

'Trying Again' by Rob Jones

‘Trying Again’ by Rob Jones

 

'High School' by Rob Jones

‘High School’ by Rob Jones

 

'I Hate Mondays…Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.' by Dan Black

‘I Hate Mondays…Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.’ by Dan Black

 

'My First Dance Partner' by Rob Jones

‘My First Dance Partner’ by Rob Jones

 

'Pink '68 Comeback Special Suit' by Rob Jones

‘Pink ’68 Comeback Special Suit’ by Rob Jones

 

'What Are You Running Away From?' by Rob Jones

‘What Are You Running Away From?’ by Rob Jones

 

'Packing Posters' by Rob Jones

‘Packing Posters’ by Rob Jones

 

'2 Nuts 1 Nut' by Rob Jones

‘2 Nuts 1 Nut’ by Rob Jones

 

'I must die or be better, it appears to me.' by Rob Jones

‘I must die or be better, it appears to me.’ by Rob Jones

 

'Lightbulbhead' by Rob Jones

‘Lightbulbhead’ by Rob Jones

 

'People May Smile' by Rob Jones

‘People May Smile’ by Rob Jones

 

'Squarest Thing You Do' by Rob Jones

‘Squarest Thing You Do’ by Rob Jones

 

'Farewell, Snow' by Rob Jones

‘Farewell, Snow’ by Rob Jones

 

'The Face Under the Mask Is The Same As The Face on the Mask' by Rob Jones

‘The Face Under the Mask Is The Same As The Face on the Mask’ by Rob Jones

 

Previously on Evil Tender — Interview: Illustrator Rob Jones Dreams of Pakistani Goats

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