Ephemeral vs Eternal
The works presented in the exhibition show the artist’s energetic, cryptic and polychrome canvases. Multiple layers and thick brushstrokes adorn his large-sized and explosive paintings. Profoundly rooted in the ephemerality of graffiti, he made excellent use of his obsession with tagging: fast, urgent and impulsive. What might appear as abstract lines, cryptic shapes or intentional drips of paint to the viewer, actually represent his own tag ‚JONONE‘, sometimes also in variations as ‚JONONE ROCK‘ or ‚JONONER‘. At a closer look, letters and even his tag are recognizable.
The regularity of repeating his tag over and over again, is not monotonous, in contrary, it is divers, complex and rich. The paintings demonstrate the artist’s facets of proficiency and versatility in his expressive and abstract practice. Eventually the writing develops into an abstract pattern within the beauty of eternity.