Jonone

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Graffiti artist and painter, John Andrew Perello alias JonOne, of Dominican origin, was born in New York in the sixties.

A child of Harlem, JonOne studied by bombing the trains and walls of his neighborhood at the age of seventeen. Self-taught, he goes from urban medium to canvas (medium with which he will be exhibited throughout the world), producing works clearly influenced by his experience (hip hop, the street, the metro) and by modern painting. In an innovative style that surpasses the laws dictated by graffiti (street art, urban culture), his pieces address his "freestyle" (freedom that he advocates above all), his slogan which imposes no limits on him.

It was after settling in Paris in 1987, but also for having always frequented artists of all stripes (Speedy Graphito, LAII, etc.), that a new conquest began for him: that of the canvas. In his graffiti paintings, space is fully used, there is no white void. Color appears as John's life charge, his palette is rich and lively, the tones and contrasts reveal subtle games of nuances, where in a harmonious composition that seems as spontaneous as it is measured, the forms are knotted and unraveled, undulating. or are straight. There is symmetry and asymmetry, repetition and unification, the line is mastered with precision and flexibility. Each of his paintings is an abstract improvisation, the brilliance of which conveys a joy of living.

In a very short time he made a name for himself in Parisian artistic circles.