Jonas Gerard, Asheville, NC Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement OVERVIEW
Jonas was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1941. He began his artistic career on the streets of New York City and spent many decades in the Miami area before moving to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2007.
Jonas is a self-taught painter. His work is not aimed at intellectual perception; it is aimed at the human heart. His best paintings are those created intuitively with an effortlessness of experience. Good structure, composition and color are achieved without struggle, resulting in the expression of feeling into action, essence of color, and push; and pull forms.
Acrylics on canvas, giclée prints on paper and canvas, mixed-media and found objects collage, 3-D wall-hung painted wood sculpture, painted wood / painted steel free standing sculpture.
Jonas has the utmost respect and gratitude for the high quality of Golden Acrylic Paints.
Smithsonian Institution The World Bank Citibank International City of Asheville Mayor's Office Chamber of Commerce, Asheville, NC Capital Bank, Asheville, NC Deutsche Genossenschafts Bank The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL The Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL The University of California Berkeley Museum The Jewish Museum, Miami Beach, FL SiemensEnergy and Automations Worldwide Nissan Halstead Industries , Grand Rapids, MI Palm Beach, FL Marty Margulies, Collector, Miami, FL Price Waterhouse Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, FL Raymond James Financial, St. Petersburg, FL
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Oslo, Norway Dr. Gilbert Amzalag, Paris, France K. Jawa, Saudi Arabia JL Pucknus, Duesseldorf, Germany Sassoon Fashions, NYC Jeff Hunt Machinery , SC University of Minnesota Diageo, United Distillers & Vintners, Miami Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapels, Miami, FL. Megabank, Miami, FL.
TEDxAsheville 2011, Asheville NC Asheville Community Theatre Gallery, Asheville, NC Summit One Gallery, Highlands, NC Big Arts, Sanibel, FL Artist in Residence Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL Slater-Price Fine Art, Soho, NY NationsBank Sky Gallery, Downtown Miami, FL Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL Jeanine Cox Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL Henri Gallery, Washington, DC ArtiZen Fine Art, Dallas, TX Art Resources Gallery, Chicago, IL Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL Judith Wolov Gallery, Boston, MA Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL Miami- Dade Public Library, Miami, FL Diego Victoria Gallery, N. Miami Beach, FL The Coral Gables Congregational Church, FL
"An Evening Among the Artists", Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Coral Gables, FL "Masks" Jewish Museum, Miami Beach, FL and Bal Harbour Gallery, Bal Harbour, FL "Art and Science" Museum of Discovery, Ft Lauderdale, FL "Jazz & Art" Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church, Dayton, Ohio "Safe Haven for Newborn", Parrot Jungle, Watson Island, Miami, FL Art Resources Gallery , Chicago, IL and Minneapolis, MN "BBC Gardener's Live", Steel Outdoor Sculpture, Birmingham, England "Pablo Picasso: Homage To a Modern Icon", Fraser Gallery, Washington DC Johnny Amsterdam Fine Arts Art in the Square, Dallas, TX Gallery One, Naples, FL New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC Coconut Grove Arts Festival Atlanta Dogwood Festival Port Clinton Art Festival Premier Artisan Show "NY Art Expo", Jacob Jarvits Center, NYC "SOFA CHICAGO", Navy Pier, Chicago, IL "SOFA MIAMI ", Coconut Grove, Miami, FL Turnberry Gallery, Miami, FL. King's Chosen Exhibitions, Ann Arbor, M Diego Victoria Gallery, N. Miami Beach, FL Fairchild Tr