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Jon Measures  Los Angeles, CA

'Jesus Saves 98 cents'
Mixed media collage of digital prints, acrylic paint and spray paint on wood panel
'Gritty Grandeur'
Mixed media collage of digital prints and acrylic paint on wood panel

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About Jon

Jon grew up in England earning a BA honours degree in Fine Art from Falmouth School of Art. After many years making a living as a graphic designer and Illustrator he decided to focus on my fine art career. He’s been exhibiting extensively in Los Angeles over the past 2 years and goes back as far as 2006 when he first showed a series urban landscapes at The Harmony Gallery in Hollywood as framed digital prints. Jon also teaches computer art at several schools around LA and Orange County.

Jon describes his work by saying, “in the past couple of years I have developed my own approach to making mixed media artwork that often combine multiple views of Los Angeles, slicing and dicing bits of the city’s rich fabric together. The images are digitally edited photographs, printed then made in to collages that are then further worked as paintings. Paint is used to stylize or emphasize aspects of the photographic materials, to add texture, layering and color. The layering is an important aspect to the work both in the computer and on the physical artworks.This process is a hybrid between painting, photography, digital art and collage and echoes the layering of history that takes place in cities.

Although most of my current works are urban landscapes, I am interested in exploring other aspects of our environment that show the structures, infrastructures and scars of human development. I am fascinated by the American West.The freeways, power plants, gas stations and fast food restaurants on the side of the road heading out to the desert or up the coast of California are at once so familiar and at the same time so alien. The systems and infrastructure that support our current unsustainable way of life; power lines, gasoline, cars are all rich in visual interest and powerful metaphors for our current way of life.”

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Jon Measures
2013-02-15 @ 2:13 PM

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I have been collecting Jon's work for 20 years. His latest work on urban landscapes, freeways and boyle heights is briliant.

I have been collecting Jon's work for a few years, I enjoy every piece so much! He is a terrific artist and I love the urban feel.

Jon's work has a unique freshness to it. He manages to extract a wonderful essence and quirky beauty from urban life. His images are rich and complex - the sort of art that you enjoy living with. Collage/Painting/Photgraphy - its all blended together with tremendous originality.

For those people who are interested in Jon's work it is worth friending him on Facebook to keep up-to-date with what he is doing.

The work on your website is interesting


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