Jon Parlangeli 

Jon Parlangeli

My work is seeded in process painting and material discovery. Elements of sculpture often also continue to show up in the work. Through process and experimentation the work becomes an amalgamation of color, line and texture infused with natural history, modern thought and perception. Process is everything to my work, and generally outweighs the final product in terms of importance because of the informational and emotional release of creation. There becomes a resonance of harmony amidst scale, light, color and movement. 

 My current body of work is focussed surface using the figure as both reference and lesson. These paintings exist, with their own distinct voice, somewhere in between de Kooning's women and Schnabel's plate paintings. To me they are the answer to surface and movement I have been searching for over many years. They represent a strong personal understanding of where we are as a people today...complicated, ever changing as we experience innovation, age, possibly religion and the grit of life. They are predatory as we are as a species, hedonistic as ever and become an amalgamation of beauty.

 

Available works

Canvas and resin work

Bow Tie Chic
Unique
36"x36"
Acrylic on Canvas

Smash
Unique
36"x36"
Acrylic on Canvas

Self Portrait With My Brother
Unique
20"x24"
Acrylic on Canvas

Abercrombe
Unique
16"x20"
Acrylic on Canvas

Geisha Kyoto
Unique
36"x36"
Acrylic on Canvas

Detroit
Unique
48"x60"
Acrylic on Canvas

Emperor's New Clothes
Unique
30"x30"
Acrylic on Canvas

Happy Meal
Unique
48"x48"
Acrylic on Canvas

Leonardo in Venice
Unique
36"x36"
Acrylic on Canvas

Soup Can
Unique
14"x21"
Acrylic on Canvas

 

Sculpture work 

 

The Samurai Aika
Unique
15"x12"x18"
Acrylic on Resin

 

The Samurai Oda
Unique
14"x12"x18"
Acrylic on Resin