My name is Christoper P Jones, and I am a writer of fiction (short stories, novels) and non-fiction (art history and criticism, creativity, philosophy). I publish art reviews and I have awarded ‘top writer’ in art, ideas, inspiration, history, travel and creativity on Medium where I regularly publish.

Art Critic

I am a prolific reviewer of art exhibitions, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. I am the London Art Critic at Riot Material magazine, a print and web arts journal. A selection of recent reviews include:

Corrosion And Other Maladies In Peter Doig’s Latest, Paintings

The Formidable And Innovative Lee Krasner

Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears

I write art-themed essays on a range of topics, including:

Should Museums Return Artifacts To Their Original Countries?

Algorithms Are A Long Way From Making Great Art.

How Digital Changes the Nature of Original Art

Art Historian

I write articles and essays on art history, including:

A Beginner’s Guide to Art History

How Raphael Composed His Paintings

Abstract Art Reconsidered

My particular areas of interest are 20th century German Expressionism, 19th century French art, and contemporary painting. I am currently working on an idiosyncratic guide to the National Gallery, London.

Cultural Critic

I also write about contemporary culture, covering such topics as social media, travel and philosophy:

The Netflix Effect

Social Media and the Digital Gaze

When Our Heroes Fall (On Michael Jackson and narratives of condemnation)

Practicing Artist

For the past twenty or so years, I have been a practicing artist working mainly in oils and sometimes in watercolour. I have a separate website for my paintings.


Contact me for commissions or general enquiries at chris@chrisjoneswrites.co.uk