Sat, Feb 05|
Galleries at 811
Mythology of an Object
Please join us for an unforgettable exhibition by the great Jonay Di Ragno! Di Ragno received art schooling at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, PR (2000-2004). He enjoys learning about art history.
Time & Location
Feb 05, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Galleries at 811, 811 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207, USA
About the Event
Enjoy food, refreshments and of course amazing art!
Di Ragno received art schooling at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, PR (2000-2004). He enjoys learning about art history. His work is influenced by that of jaume Plensa, Kline, De Kooning, Pollock, Vicente, Picasso, Rothko and CY Tombly but mostly painting with his own brush.
Hypostasis is the feeling that something as dead as paint might also be deeply alive full of thought and expression. Tentative or explosive motions of one liquid through another are irresistibly methaphors for mental stress. In alchemy, the Latin word labor” is used to describe the procedures, methods and techniques-the daily struggle with materials. Also in Latin, ora” means prayer, and the alchemists never tired of pointing out that labor and ora spell laboratory. As in the artist’s studio , so in the alchemist laboratory, meditating” and inwardy picturing”, labor effortlessly becomes ora. The same kind of dynamics, swirling, unstable mixture of fluids are present in di Ragno body of works.
The artistic discourse of Jonay Di Ragno is intimacy and suggestive. His artistic pallet concentrates and re-defines expanding nuances. He constructs structural harmonies. His aesthetic reflection is a free chromatic reference to human conscience. He has compositional simplicity and direct allusion to the original purity of the human spirit.
His paintings are a luminescent expression, an assertive, creative solution that manifiest the expansive and penetrating capacity of light on a background of vibrant and eye candy crisp textures.The purpose of the artist is to provoke pigments to slither on the surface, oscilliating between darkeness and gradual evanescence, generating a dance of harmonious tonalities, candy code and sour of everyday life.