Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present A Beautiful Madness, the first solo exhibition in the USA by JonOne. Though raised in New York, JonOne has lived in Paris since the mid 1980s where he has established himself as an artist, building his career that has spanned over 20 years.
From the inception of his career as an artist, tagging on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s, JonOne has always emphasized a painterly approach, bringing brushes instead of spray cans to tag subway trains. Drawing from the energy and freedom of painting in an urban landscape, he translates his roots as a graffiti artist to present paintings that are a completely unique form of abstract expressionism. Akin to Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, JonOne’s pieces exhibit a enormous sense of movement and color. His compositions combine freestyle, hand-painted aesthetics with a sense of repetition, layering precise strokes and vibrant color for a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience.
Please join the artist as we celebrate the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 3rd, 7-10pm. There will be a Special Preview Thursday, November 1st from 7-9pm.
JonOne will be in Los Angeles prior to the Opening Reception. To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries please contact the gallery.