JONONE, A DREAM LONGER THAN A NIGHT
Espace Montresso I 02.12 to 30.01
Intense and brutal, JonOne’s painting exults. The canvas serves as a screen that calls for the possibility of liberation, in an ultimate body to body with the artist. The fierce creation that superimposes layers of writing until the unreadable fascinates. By creating those subtle layers, loaded with an undeniable graphic force, JonOne seems to deliver a sound painting, the one of our cities. In his obsessions, he chants his name by repeating it on the canvas. Between improvisation and composition, his works reveal intimate signifiers, a search for a subtle balance between abstraction and nature.
In Morocco, he draws a deep inspiration and pushes the possibilities of the mediums he uses to their paroxysms. The material largely escapes from the canvas to land on the floors and walls of his studio at Jardin Rouge. The lattice generated by the flows of material on the canvas induce a certain automatism of the gesture which serves to break any distance between art and life.