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Portrait of the Artist, LII

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Portrait of the Artist, LII by Jon Parlangeli

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Portrait of the Artist, LII

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Jon Parlangeli

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$ 1,500

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2022

Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 76.2cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 24" (H) x 30" (W) x 1.5" (D)

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

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Another in this fascinating series of figurative works, my own portrait at 52 (Roman-LII). The 50s are the first true age of reflection I think...looking for bonds often lost in my youth. Not bonds with other people , but connections deeper rooted in nature. I'm an old soul and actually started on this path over 25 years ago. However, I lost my way as the years passed. After all, paths such as this tend to sway when life gets in the way.
Its about a need to know what lies beneath the limited abilities and/or awareness of humanity as we relate to nature both in terms of metaphysics and the physical characteristics we share with Nature as well as the Universe as a whole. Simply put, same atoms, same matter, same patterns, in some cases the same basic superstructure, and in all cases part of the same universal energy

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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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