JEFFREY BLONDES makes high definition videos and printed film-still editions that capture the observable, but often overlooked changes pulsating within the natural world. Since 1990, his work has focused on the subtle effects of natural cycles within landscapes as well as the perception of time. For Blondes, the delicate nuances of time and weather, as well as human and planetary activity on the landscape have a powerful impact when placed inside, allowing the viewer to slow down and recognize the importance of the smallest movements that surround us every day.
Born in Washington, D. C. in 1956, Blondes spent the first half of his life in the US. In 1981, he moved to France where he currently lives and works. The artist’s work is collected both publicly and privately. Past exhibitions include the Centre d’Arts et de Nature, Chaumont-sur-Loire; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France; Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT; Bitforms Gallery, New York, NY; David Findlay Jr. Contemporary, New York, NY; Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Hackett- Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Fine Art Society, London, UK; among others. He has completed commission work for a private collection, Wilson, WY; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey and Stanford Arts, Stanford, CA. Blondes artworks are exhibited in hospitals around the world including Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY; John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD and St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK.