Andrew "Android" Jones (born November 26, 1977) is a versatile American multimedia artist and digital painter.
He is recognized for his work with Nintendo and Industrial Light & Magic. He has created album covers for the band Papa Roach, featuring singer Jacoby Shaddix.
Andriod Jones was born on November 26, 1977, in Lyons, Colorado. When he was eleven (11) years old, he underwent brain surgery. His astrological sign is Sagittarius. Best described as a “digital painter,” Jones has created an immense body of work. He has become well known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances using a custom-built digital setup.
Through his unique techniques and creative ingenuity, he has contributed to the pioneering of the Visionary Arts movement that was sparked by celebrated psychedelic artists like Alex Grey, Mark Hensen, Carey Thompson, Luke Brown, Xavi, and Andrew Gonzalez, among others.
Jones combines ancient mystique with futuristic mediums for something somehow nostalgic and entirely new, and he calls it "electro-mineralism". He is a long-time member of the Burning Man community.
He was trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Android Jones is known for his statement:
"I have seen things in this life that I am incapable of translating into words. In my practice I have visited realms where the imagination ends, and the terrifying beauty of infinity unfolds over and over again.
If I could distill into words exactly what motivates me to create the art that I make then it would not be worth making it. Instead I have chosen the Pen.
Honestly I don’t know why I make this art, or what compels me to keep creating it; it’s a mystery I intend to pursue for the rest of my life, and each image brings me closer to the Ultimate Truth".
Android Jones began his career with George Lucas at Industrial Light & Magic, from there he worked as a concept artist for the Japanese gaming company Nintendo and he became a founder and creative director for the entertainment development company Massive Black Inc.
In 2002, Jones helped found a non-profit online art community named, conceptart.org, along with Jason Manley and artists like Coro Kaufman, which has attracted more than 80,000 registered users and more than 1.3 million international visits per month. He made one self-portrait every day for 1000 days between May 2002 and February 2005.
His fine art features in The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco and he has work published in the Expose and D’Artiste art books. In 2007, his art was featured on the cover of the annual Spectrum (magazine) – a selection of the best fantasy art. He has worked with fashion designer Tiffa Novoa. As of April 2007, he has started to perform digital live painting at concerts. His artwork has been featured on album covers of several electronic, Psybient, and rock music artists such as Papa Roach, Bluetech, Beats Antique, Sporeganic, Phutureprimitive, and Tipper.
He has participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building.
Some of Jones' projects include his 360-degree dome projection SAMSKARA, his one-of-a-kind paintings on the numerous individual glass panels for Burning Man’s infamous Space Whale, his stunning unveiling in The Smithsonian Gallery for Burning Man’s official ‘No Spectators’ exhibition, among others.
Andriod Jones' NTF artworks are on SuperRare. His first NTF artworks were De Ex Machisma and Dreamcatcher which were both released in 2010. De Ex Machisma was sold for $12,220 to sirnigel, while Dreamcatcher was sold for $5,868 to randaartcollection.
In 2013, he released an NTF project titled Love is a Riot and it was sold at 5,334 to sith. In 2016, Andriod Jones collaborated with SAP technologies to create a visual metaphor of technology enhancing human connection named, HanaHaus. It was sold at $18,083 to digitalxyz.
Some of his NTF projects are Light Field Rendering (sold at $10,077), Blue Wave (sold at $5,752), The Beast 2020 (sold at $2,445), Love Songs (sold at $5,831), Love is a Riot (sold at $5,334), Dharma Dragon (sold at $21,238), Opportunity (sold at $5,466), Blood Moon (sold at 5,843), among others.
One of Android Jones' first jobs was drawing portraits on the street Colorado when he was 16 years old.
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