Text(s) by Theophile Pillaut, Dominique Baque and
28.4 x 36.6 cm
Publisher: Gingko Press
Tracing JonOne's journey from New York to Paris and from spray can to the paintbrush. Born in Harlem in the early 60s, his early career was rooted in the rule-bound hierarchy of tagging and graffiti culture. With a move to Paris in 1987, JonOne's artistic constrictions were quickly cast aside. The energy of his paintings on canvas was undeniable and almost immediately found a rapt audience in Europe. By the 1990s he was fully engaged by studio practice and gallery shows. His colourful and frenetic work continues to make waves, recently with gallery shows in New York and Art Basel, Miami.