‘The artist is void void void void’, 2012
Acrylic and edding pen of canvas
40 x 75 cm
A committed subscriber to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s proposal that: “a good and serious philosophical work can be written entirely in the form of jokes” Jon Long’s work addresses issues such as the pitfalls of celebrity culture, the unnecessary pressures put upon children, and the worrying state of a society that allows Jeremy Kyle to not only continue broadcasting, but to continue breathing.
Long believes that making a subject laughable helps us to remove ourselves emotionally from the issue, so that we may view it more objectively. It is also important to Long that he does so in a way that allows a large cross section of the audience to both understand and enjoy the work.
His work includes t-shirt sloganism, painting, and audio pieces. His project for this show is an installation that incorporates all of these elements and is entitled: ‘The artist’s pop-shop is void void void void’.
His hobbies include long walks on the beach and writing about himself in third person.