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Jon Parlangeli

Mao Mao

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Mao Mao by Jon Parlangeli

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2021

Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 50.8cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 24" (H) x 20" (W) x 1.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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THE FIRST OF THESE FIGURATIVE WORKS...This image has been in my head for some time, and so here we finally are!

I find that the older I get the more in tune I become with the natural world, and at the same time I am slowly regressing from the "human" world. Most humans have little or no connection to nature, animals or any sincere belief in our underlying spiritual connection to everything in this world (and farther beyond). We spend our days online glued to our phones seeking more information, more bits and bytes. We've successfully downloaded so much data to our brains that we've shuttered these natural connections. Personally, I'm all for tech, for knowledge and the progress it brings. However, this work stands in contrast to the data addiction. It is a grounding work for me, my reconnection to everything outside of tech.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1969

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills

Based in: Bloomfield Hills

My story is easy enough to tell…I’ve been creating since childhood driven by a need for order amongst disorder, new harmonies amongst objects, visually seduced by repetition, pattern, and color and onward the dance goes. At some point around the age of 15 or 16 a rather observant art teacher stepped in and put me on the path from wayward youth to wayward artist. From there it’s been an epicurean vacation of creation like a Jacques Cousteau dive special into the deepest reaches of my mind. Sadly, no sharks. The discoveries are constant, the sun is always shining, and the ocean is always beautifully blue. The rest is nature.
My work is held in multiple corporate and private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

About my work:
I am an explorer at heart possessed with a need to look beyond traditions in style and question the unknown. Because of this the works are seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of drawing, textural curiosities and color/form relationships combine to create a unique aesthetic in each work. Depending on what is going on in the world at the time there will also be elements of nature and/or humanity in my work that mix about with abstracted components to create a sort of historic bibliophile in the paint…essentially a moment in time that reflects for a lifetime.


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