Jonni Cheatwood, ‘High Thread Count, Low Word Count’, 2017, Tappan
Jonni Cheatwood, ‘High Thread Count, Low Word Count’, 2017, Tappan
Jonni Cheatwood, ‘High Thread Count, Low Word Count’, 2017, Tappan
Jonni Cheatwood, ‘High Thread Count, Low Word Count’, 2017, Tappan

Series: Jonni Cheatwood’s paintings describe the broad visual ideas stemming from still life, abstraction and minimalism. The graffiti-like scribbles, scratches and primitive colors of Cheatwood’s work is the controlled chaotic work of an erudite, expressionist. “Process is everything for me as a painter. There has always been this game going on in my practice of balancing negative space and structure, which I love. I tend to use differing fabrics that I sew together to allow my paintings take a breath when they need to. I try to include everything I can within a canvas without overwhelming myself, as well as the viewer. For these works, I focused on the interaction with the viewer of the painting, as I want my audience feel involved. For example, when I write something within a canvas, make a mark, use a color, sew, or let my work roll around my studio floor, I'm interacting. I'm trying to convey an honesty by showing you the bones of this painting, as well as my process, and not just what's on the surface.”

Signature: Signed by the artist.

About Jonni Cheatwood

b. 1986, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Solo Shows

2018
Artual Gallery, 
Beirut, Lebanon,
The Urban Experience
2017
2015
Palabra, 
Phoenix, AZ, USA,
Don't Life Your Heroes Up So High
2014
Prohibition Gallery, 
Culver City, CA, USA,
Alysian
2013
New City Studios, 
Phoenix, AZ, USA,
New City Studios Presents Jonni Cheatwood
2012
Cartel, 
Scottsdale, AZ, USA,
...And?
2012
Foco Gallery, 
Portland, OR, USA,
Movement_2
2012
Artlink A.E. England Gallery, 
Phoenix, AZ, USA,
Glory & Consequense

Group Shows

2017
Artual Gallery, 
Côte d'Ivoire,
Vernissage D'Art Contemporain
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