Achieved through watercolour and colour pencil drawing, then treatment in both digital conversion and CMYK colour separation silkscreen technique, Jonas’s Work is diverse, drawn equally to portraiture, to the world of fashion as it is to landscape and interiors.
The drawings use spontaneous flourishes of colour, not totally bound to an under-drawing. The work involves elimination of detail to leave a breathing space in a drawing, which allows the eye to fill in the gap. When the drawing looks right he starts to eliminate, to de-construct. There is a fluidity, capturing a sense of the moment. It is a practiced form of realism, aiming at elegant yet highly contemporary images. A kind of contemporary nostalgia.
The print works themselves are notable for their very accomplished & fine use of four colour separation halftones, in order to capture more subtle and painterly marks and gestures.
Jonas is a MA print post graduate of The Royal College of Art (2001-2003) and subsequent teacher of graphic design at London College of Communication (2008 – 2013). He was also print technician at leading screen print studio K2 Screen (2006-2008), and currently runs his own screen print service, ‘Blacklist Editions’.
Recent activities have included projects as diverse as invited artist for Eduardo Paolozzi Collaging Culture exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, exhibiting artist at Christies ‘Multiplied’ Editions fair, design collaborations with head of menswear at Versace, designer Martyn Bal, interior & poster design for Vogue Fabrics & Dalston Superstore, fashion illustration for ELLE Magazine, and print projects with Berlin based print Gallery RISE BERLIN and Nadine Feront Gallery Brussels.