BIO — ARTIST STATEMENT —​​​​​​​ CV
Jhonattan Arango “Anón” (born in Camagüey, Cuba) makes geometric murals and paper art using only triangles. His unique visual language verges on the abstract while choosing to be literal and forthcoming. With a number of large scale projects and community murals throughout the United States, Anón is perhaps best known for his ability to create visual dichotomies, using the rigid shape of the triangle to bring highly organic, fluid compositions to life.
Immigrating to the United States at the age of 13, Anón spent his teenage years in New Jersey and joined the Navy soon after September 11, serving as a medic during the war in Iraq. With a meticulous eye for detail and a steady hand, his work employs thousands of triangles to incite dialogue around the subject of interconnection, natural order, and self-accountability as a bridge to peace.
Besides making solo murals, Anón works with a community format that allows for audiences to paint murals together. Through this exploration he has facilitated projects where hundreds of spectators become the artists, using art as an agent of peaceful collaboration and community building.
His work has been featured in a number of shows and gallery exhibitions in South Florida, to include Miami Art Basel and Aqua Art Miami. He runs a boutique brand-consulting and design studio with his wife Samantha, and often incorporates a passion for hand lettering into his practice. Anón holds a BFA in graphic design and pursues a life of art-making with his wife and son in West Palm Beach, Florida.​​​​​​
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