From July 10 to August 31, 2015, the Magda Danysz gallery presents once again JonOne in Shanghai for an awaited exhibition. On this occasion, the artist in artistic residence will perform a series of drawings and paintings especially designed for this solo show. Famous artist, JonOne starts to tag subways of New York city in 1970. Gradually, he developed his art to the abstraction and became a key figure of street art all over the world. In 2009, his commitment has enabled the establishment of a Parisian exhibition only dedicated to Street Art at the Fondation Cartier. More recently, JonOne realized the work “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” for the National Assembly as a tribute to the foundations of the French Republic.
By using colors that are full of energy, JonOne creates works full of life which are reminiscent of the drippings of Jackson Pollock. Alongside, this artist pursues his work and he is always inspired by the so-called popular culture, especially one that he knew in New -York. JonOne relies on the color of movement, the gesture and the form to create all over works which are likely to express some agitation, a rhythm, which reflect a desire to live, a desire of freedom. Recognized for his canvases and his work worldwide, JonOne considers himself as an “abstract expressionist” that must constantly renew itself.
About the artist
JonOne was born and raised in the burgeoning graffiti New York scene. When he moved to France in the 80s, John Andrew Perello a.k.a JonOne has shown all around Europe, becoming a key figure of the Parisian graffiti scene. Nonetheless, he kept strong roots in New York, enriched by this culture he has contributed to import to Europe.
True to its origins, he continues to produce powerful works and spread this urban culture. JonOne differs with other graffiti artist in his abstract style, his unique calligraphy but also his talent as a colorist. He stands out with his style. In 2009, he was part of the Born in the Streets show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. His works are shown from Milan to Shanghai via Paris, Bologna, Los Angeles, Tokyo or New York.
Propeace, Maison Folie, Lille, France
MD Gallery, Shanghai, China
Born in the streets, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
Don Gallery, Milan, Italy
Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
Musée Paul Valery, Sète, France
Musée international des Arts Modestes, Sète, France
Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
About the exhibition
Duration: 10 July, 2015 — 30 August, 2015
Opening: 10 July, 2015
Venue: Gallery Magda Danysz
Address: 188 Linqing Road (x Pingliang Road), Shanghai
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Magda Danysz, for further information please visit www.magda-gallery.com.