NYC!!!! Russell & Robert met multidisciplinary artist #JonKey
! Key is a queer black man originally from the small rural town Seale, Alabama now living and working in Bushwick, NY. A writer, designer and painter, his work excavates the lineage and history of his identity through four themes: Southerness, Blackness, Queerness, and Family. Through the process of writing, photography and painting, Jon’s work is portrayed graphically through four colours: Green, Black, Violet and Red. Respectively, these colours intertwine memory and intimate recounting of the four pillars grounding the work.
We discuss his breakthrough 2019 solo show at #RubberFactory
, followed by the group show 'Punch' at #JeffreyDeitch @jeffreydeitchgallery
NY curated by artist #NinaChanelAbney
@ninachanel (who collects Jon's work), his twin @jar.key #JarrettKey
(also a painter & performance artist), why he frequently paints #selfportraits
and making the series of work ‘Man In the Violet Suit’ as a response to the 2016 Orlando USA shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub. We discuss his graphic design work with @morcoskey #MorcosKey
(with @waelmorcos) for brands such as #Nike
@moma, #NewYorkTimes @nytimes and his love of artists including #Klimt, #Picasso’s blue paintings, #CharlesWhite, #RomareBearden’s collages, art directing influential black #queer #LGBTQ lifestyle magazine '#TheTenth' @thetenthzine. Jon is a co-founder and the design director of @codifyart #CodifyArt, a #Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist collective whose mission is to create, produce, and showcase work that foregrounds the voices of people of colour, highlighting women and queer people of colour.
This photo of Jon & his new paintings was taken in #Miami at #UntitledArtFair @untitledartfair at #StevenTurner LA's @steveturnerla booth, early December 2019.
Visit https://www.jonkeyart.co/ to learn more or Follow Jon on Instagram @jkey13 and view images of all artworks discussed in this episode @talkart. If you enjoy this episode, please leave us a review at Apple Podcasts! @applepodcasts 💫🌟💫🌟💫🌟