BEERS London, London
Jonni Cheatwood is a Brazilian-American visual artist working across many different disciplines including painting, photography, graphic design and fashion. Cheatwood’s work describes the broad visual ideas stemming from still life, abstraction and minimalism. The graffiti-like scribbles, scratches and primitive colours of Cheatwood’s work is the controlled chaotic work of an erudite, expressionist. Beginning with direct marks, squiggles and doodles Cheatwood reacts and builds compositions over time, working with the studio and the detritus that can build up as a result of working on the floor. Intuitively embracing, repeating and then responding to the marks, both intentional and accidental, that can occur all the while drawing on references to still life, interactions of color, text and graffiti Cheatwood stitches together an autobiographical reflection of his perceived experience of the city in which he lives.
Jonni Cheatwood [b. 1986, Thousand Oaks, CA] graduated from Arizona State University. Solo Exhibitions include: ‘Strange To Meet You’, Tappan, LA (2017) and ‘Don’t Lift Your Heroes Up So High’, Palabra, Phoenix (2015). Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Pop-Up at the Refinery’, Mika Gallery, New York (2017) and ‘Rema Hort Foundation’, Nicodim Gallery, LA (2017) and, '75 Works of Paper', BEERS London, UK (2017).
Cheatwood currently lives and works in LA.