London-based Jeremy Jones started drawing from a young age, copying the characters from Beano and other comics, as well as cartoons from shows such as The Simpsons.
This creative interest developed further toward graffiti and lowbrow art which was driven by his newly discovered passion for skateboarding around age 10. These two passions would intertwine and form Jeremy’s creativity.
To this day, Jeremy is equally dedicated to his art as his skateboarding, with one feeding into the other.
Once he was old enough to get the train to Waterloo’s Shell Centre and Southbank to skateboard, Jeremy would spend his journey looking out the window at the numerous graffiti pieces which instilled in him a strong desire to try spray painting.
Jeremy would experiment a lot and create grip tape art on skateboards. He would also practice by copying and making up skate graphics, working from imaginary briefs from brands that he admired.
Spending time at Southbank and seeing graffiti artists painting the walls and the pillars also had a profound influence on him.
Places like South Bank in London that provided legal spaces for graffiti and spray paint art gave Jeremy the opportunity to practice freely and hone his skills in both of his outlets; spray painting and skateboarding.
Moving forward to the present day, Jeremy is now passing on his creative skills by teaching others through his spray painting and stencil cutting workshops at an art gallery in West London.
Jeremy has also recently been working on graphics for renowned skateboarding brands such as Vans, Spitfire and Slam City Skates.
The workshops are set up to teach both children and adults and more often than not are used for corporate parties. The guests are able to spray paint the walls and work on small canvases, creating a stencil and painting a canvas to take home.
He has experimented with and practised a variety of painting techniques over the years, shaping his current style which often includes a mixture of ‘Wildstyle’ graffiti shapes, bold cartoony lines and pop culture references.
Jeremy has exhibited his work in several group exhibitions including the ‘Southbank Show’ for the Stolenspace Gallery in 2018, which was used to raise money to open up the old space in the skate spot.
He also exhibited in 2019 in a Bristol exhibition called ‘Radiation Days’ and ‘Still Board Shitless’ in London, with more exhibitions upcoming.