06 February 2012
John Jones have recently worked with photographers Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low to mount and frame several pieces from their collection ‘Manga Dreams’. Having previously been on display at Hamiltons Gallery and the 2011 Venice Biennale, Manga Dreams is now being showcased at the Sainsbury centre for Visual Art between February and June 2012. This extraordinary work blurs the distinction between photography and other visual art forms. The artists carefully selected their subjects over many years, and use a combination of modern digital techniques to create intense images that merge the real with the fictional. The collection explores the impact of manga and anime upon global youth culture, and presents numerous layers of interpretation, translation and exchange.