- Caroline Kurze
California-born artist Jonni Cheatwood, who currently lives and works in Tempe, Arizona, has created his most recent wave of work called ‘Grace Series.’ Cheatwood has been known to create wild abstractions that featured bold and bright colors, layered with hard lines and triangles. However, as Jonni is trying to break away from his comfort zone, he has taken the idea of a self-portrait and created a collaboration through mixed media that is to be explained as an exploration of the notions pertaining to chance and abstraction; all the while, focusing on the desire to remain faceless as the paint resolves, exposes and forms. To Jonni this autonomous series is a plea for the inner beauty in humanity to come forth from within, outward, in an attempt to create more of a beautiful world that we live in.
All images © Jonni Cheatwood