DOMINICAN/NORTH AMERICAN

JONONE

JonOne is a Graffiti artist and painter of Dominican origin who was born in New York. In his graffiti paintings, the space is fully used, white spaces simply do not exist. Color acts as his lifeline, his palette is rich and deep, the tones and contrasts reveal games of subtle nuances.

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John Andrew Perello, aka JonOne is a Graffiti artist and painter of Dominican origin who was born in New York, in 1963. Growing up in Harlem, JonOne started doing graffiti on the streets of his neighborhood aged 17. A self-taught artist, he turned to painting on canvas (a support that would bring him international fame), producing work clearly influenced by his experience (hip hop, street life, the metro) and by modern painting. In an innovative style which goes beyond the “rules” of graffiti (street art, urban culture), his pieces address the “freestyle” (freedom that he advocates above anything else), his key concept that doesn’t impose any limits. It was after moving to Paris in 1987 and after meeting artists of all styles (Speedy Graphito, LAII, etc.), that a new adventure began for him: that of the canvas. In his graffiti paintings, the space is fully used, empty, white spaces simply do not exist.

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John Andrew Perello, também conhecido como JonOne é um grafiteiro e pintor de origem dominicana que nasceu em Nova York, em 1963. Crescendo no Harlem, JonOne começou a fazer grafite nas ruas de seu bairro aos 17 anos. Artista autodidata, ele voltou-se para a pintura sobre tela (suporte que lhe traria fama internacional), produzindo trabalhos claramente influenciados pela sua experiência (hip hop, street life, metro) e pela pintura moderna. Num estilo inovador que vai além das “regras” do graffiti (street art, cultura urbana), as suas peças abordam o “freestyle” (liberdade que ele defende acima de tudo), seu conceito-chave que não impõe limites. Foi depois de se mudar para Paris em 1987 e depois de conhecer artistas de todos os estilos (Speedy Graphito, LAII, etc.), que uma nova aventura começou para ele: a da tela. Em suas pinturas de graffiti, o espaço é totalmente utilizado. Vazios e  espaços em branco simplesmente não existem.

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