David Jonason’s work is informed by the austere beauty of the American Southwest and the aesthetics of cubism and art deco. His love of desert landscapes began in childhood on family rock hunting trips to the Mojave and Anza Borrego deserts in California. Early in Jonason’s painting career he was drawn to the volumes of architecture and the angular shapes in cubism. Jonason considers his style to be a fusion of cubism and realism. He imbues these works with the heroic quality of skyscrapers and the clean graphic qualities of travel posters from the 20s & 30s.
Lot Number: 16
By: David Jonason
This year, I’ve begun to include animals in my cubist-inspired landscapes. Bison, longhorn cattle, bighorn sheep, horses and birds have all been my subjects. In “BISON W/CLOUD,” my intention was to portray to our beautiful national mammal as solid and strong as a locomotive.