La valse des sentiments, 2010, 210 x 250 - Commune de Rambrouch © photos Patrick Muller

Fireside, 2013, 110 x 90 - EFG Bank © photos Patrick Muller

L'ivresse d'un autre chemin, 2010, 150 x 200 - Burotrend © photos Patrick Muller

La valse des sentiments, 2010, 210 x 250 - Commune de Rambrouch © photos Patrick Muller

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Born in 1964 in Boulogne-Billancourt (France), Frank Jons has been living and working in Luxembourg since 2001. A trained accountant and finance specialist, he decided to make his childhood dream come true and devote his life to painting in 1996.

 

A defining moment in his artistic development was the retrospective exhibition of Maurice Estève at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1986. Whether Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko or Soulages – Jons absorbed art, but it was colour that got him hooked.

 

In 2000 he travelled for eight months through the USA and Canada in a camping car with his wife and their child, going all the way up to the Arctic Circle – an experience that would not only change his outlook on life but also his practice as a painter, as he switched from oil to acrylic paint for convenience.

In 2008 he won the Pierre Werner Prize, which launched him on the local scene. Since then, through a succession of solo shows, the public subsequently discovered his instinct-driven paintings where the colour seems to burst forth from the canvas.

 

As a marathon runner he knows it takes stamina to succeed. His painting is a physical challenge, his art a chromatic explosion. “I’m in a kind of frenzy, or trance, when I paint, a kind of elation. It’s pure energy, and I want it to be freed from all constraints.”

 Solo exhibitions 

Uptown Design avec la boutique Paule KA, Bruxelles

Galerie Arts2be, Follow the Light, Wavre

Zones of Turbulences, Galerie de l'indépendance, BIL Luxembourg

Cour des comptes européenne, Luxembourg

TRAJECTOIRES au Pavillon du Centenaire, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg

Lycée de Garçons Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg

Sixthfloor, Luxembourg   

Galerie Ariel Sibony, Paris

La Cinquième Galerie, Paris

Kjub, Luxembourg

Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2012

2011

2011

2010

 Group exhibitions 

2020

2019

2019

2018

2017

2016

2012

2012

2011

2011

2008

Art2Cure à la Galerie de l’indépendance, Luxembourg

FUELBOX IV, Luxembourg

AWC, Belval Plaz’ART, Luxembourg

AWC, New Painting, Luxembourg

Art2Cure à la Galerie de l’indépendance, Luxembourg

Art2Cure à la Galerie de l’indépendance, Luxembourg

So So Nice At Home, Galerie  Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg

Private Art Kirchberg Luxembourg, société KNEIP

ArtParis; solo show Cinquième Galerie (guest: Charles Gassot)

CutLog, Paris

Salon du Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg, Prix Pierre Werner