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Jonjo Elliott

Jonjo Elliott


Jonjo Elliott is a mixed-media artist working in a range of materials, from paper and paint, to skate ramps and chairs. Working from his studio in Leicestershire, England, his vibrant works are inspired by domestic spaces and his large scale still-lifes bring color and delight into the homes of his collectors.

His work is remeniscent of Fauvism and his collections encourage a youthful candor. Plants thrive in environments bathed in color and pattern. His focus is on the crossover between abstraction and representation, and he is constantly exploring where painting can take him and the viewer as a means of expression.

The artist has always claimed to be a “glass half full” person and his paintings project joy. His paintings are filled with exciting color to brighten the world around him.

Elliott says of his work, “I have a knack of being happy most of the time and I want to share this with people that see my work. I want the works to offer an escape; somewhere viewers can lose themselves for a while amongst the colors.”

A graduate of De Montfort University, Elliott has exhibited in art fairs and galleries in New York, London, Florida, and California.

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Jonjo Elliott is a mixed-media artist based in Leicestershire, England, whose paintings feature detailed interiors, portraits, landscapes, and still life. Combining a loose graphic style with abstract elements, references from art history, and personal dreams and memories, each work offers a vibrant scene that is familiar yet fantastical.

Plants thrive in environments bathed in color and pattern. His focus is on the crossover between abstraction and representation, and he is constantly exploring where painting can take him and the viewer as a means of expression.

The artist has always claimed to be a “glass half full” person and his paintings project joy. His paintings are filled with exciting colors to brighten the world around him.

Elliott's career in visual art began with sketching at an early age, which led to training as a master screen printer, graphic designer, photographer, and eventually a fine artist. After receiving a first-class BA honors degree in fine art from De Montfort University, he established his studio near his home in Leicestershire. His easily recognizable style has evolved to focus on the vibrancy, color, and beauty of the world we inhabit, inspired by his desire to escape, and offer viewers an escape.

Elliott says of his work, “I have a knack of being happy most of the time and I want to share this with people that see my work. I want the works to offer an escape; somewhere viewers can lose themselves for a while amongst the colors.”
Jonjo Elliott is a mixed-media artist based in Leicestershire, England, whose paintings feature detailed interiors, portraits, landscapes, and still life. Combining a loose graphic style with abstract elements, references from art history, and personal dreams and memories, each work offers a vibrant scene that is familiar yet fantastical.

Plants thrive in environments bathed in color and pattern. His focus is on the crossover between abstraction and representation, and he is constantly exploring where painting can take him and the viewer as a means of expression.

The artist has always claimed to be a “glass half full” person and his paintings project joy. His paintings are filled with exciting colors to brighten the world around him.

Elliott's career in visual art began with sketching at an early age, which led to training as a master screen printer, graphic designer, photographer, and eventually a fine artist. After receiving a first-class BA honors degree in fine art from De Montfort University, he established his studio near his home in Leicestershire. His easily recognizable style has evolved to focus on the vibrancy, color, and beauty of the world we inhabit, inspired by his desire to escape, and offer viewers an escape.

Elliott says of his work, “I have a knack of being happy most of the time and I want to share this with people that see my work. I want the works to offer an escape; somewhere viewers can lose themselves for a while amongst the colors.”

EXHIBITIONS

2022        'Slice of life', Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

'Instalive', 19 Karen gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Affordable Art Fair New York City

2021        “Good Vibes Only”, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020        Stay Connected, Online Exhibition, Harkin Gallery, UK

Spec2, LCB Gallery, UK

2019        “Glass Half Full: Jonjo Elliott at Artplex,” Artplex Gallery inaugural solo show, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                “Voltage,” Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

                Affordable Art Fair, London

                Art Palm Springs

2018        Solo Show, LCB Depot

                Affordable Art Fair, London

                “Love Art,” Curve Theatre

                Roys People Art Fair, Oxo, London

                “Love Art,” New Walk Museum

2017        “Daily Grind,” Solo Show, LCB Depot

                “Permanent Fixture,” Gujiko Gallery

                “Steep Learning,” Curve Theatre

                “Staircase,” De Montefort University

“Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw,” Curve Theatre

“Vernal Equinox,” Watch this space Gallery

“Underdog Exhibition,” Underdog Gallery, London

                “Art and Algorithms,” Titusville, FL

2016        “Opening Night,” StudionAme

                “P2P Print Festival,” LCB Depot

                “Art Trail,” LCB Depot

                “A Space Shared Alone,” Art Factory

                “Femme Fatale,” DMU Chambers

                “Love Art 2016,” 02 Arena

“Points of Departure,” QOB Gallery

                “Nature of Change,” Attenborough Arts Gallery

                “Open 27,” New Walk Museum Gallery

                “Kink,” Curve Theatre

                “EnvironMENTAL,” Art Factory

2015        “Art and Algorithms,” Titusville, FL

                Artist in Residence QOB Gallery

                “Inside Out,” LCB Gallery

                “Open 26,” New Walk Museum

“Firebug,” Firebug Gallery

                   “All Saints,” Church Gallery

AWARDS

2017        Riverside Festival Art Award

2017        British Arts Council Award