Ross Jones


Giclee Print

710 x 840 mm



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About this artwork

“​​The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, an iconic and collectable car from the 60’s, was recreated in the 70’s in toy form as the ‘Sedan’ MF-743 VW Vintage Tin Toy Friction. Made from tinplate and plastic, this 20 cm toy is a fantastic example of toymakers capturing the essence of a classic car in model form while not getting lost in the details. The 1950s period of design or ‘mid-century design’ has always inspired me. I’m particularly drawn to the clean lines of the architecture and design of the period, so I’ve worked my toy into the composition with hints of mid-century design. The butterfly chairs and minimal design of the house in the background are props to this story. But of course every car needs a name, so I’ve called her Karman.”

– Ross Jones

Image Size: 500 x 660 mm
Paper Size: 710 x 840 mm
Limited edition of: 49

Artist bio

Ross Jones is a contemporary painter creating works that evoke a heady sense of nostalgia and elevated playfulness.

Working from his studio overlooking the Hauraki Gulf north of Auckland, Jones’ fusion of playful realism incorporates elements of the surreal. Each meticulously devised painting offers hints at various narratives as the artist invites the viewer to engage with his role as storyteller.

I love the phrase “Don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story,” so as you view my paintings, don’t let your imagination stop you from seeing the bigger picture. How far the journey takes you is entirely up to you.” – Ross Jones

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