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Jon One – A Beautiful Madness

By - Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Jon One’s first solo show in the US will be this week in Los Angeles. Come out, celebrate, and buy 2 paintings. Opening Reception will be Saturday, November 3rd, 7-10pm. A Special Preview will take place on November 1st, 7-9pm. Both are open to the public. An online catalog will be available November 1st. Please email for more information: contact@castaniergallery.com JonOne will be in Los Angeles prior to the Opening Reception. To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries please contact the gallery. {image-1} 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 1980’s where he has established himself as an artist, building a career that has spanned over 20 years. From his early days as a youth, tagging the streets of Harlem, 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 into paintings that are a completely unique form of abstract expressionism. Akin to Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, JonOne’s pieces exhibit an enormous sense of movement and color. His compositions combine freestyle, precise strokes, repetition and texture for a uniquely balanced yet dynamic visual experience. {image-2} {image-3}

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