JONAS SUN7

Retrospective1

French artist Jonas SUN7 has made a name for himself through his unique way of translating calligraphy and street art technique into fine art. A style of artwork that has lead him to galleries and museums around the world including Grand Palais, Fondation Cartier, Espace Louis Vuitton, and Palais Tokyo in Paris.
An exploration of graffiti culture as a teenager exploring the tag culture on the streets of Paris, blossomed into installation and performance work that soon started to draw attention around the globe. When Jonas Sun 7’s father suffered a stroke, it was a rude awakening for the young artist. This experience marked a distinct turning point in his career, and he began to eternalize memories through the letters he made into drawings and paintings. He made a point of capturing the impact of spontaneity and self expression and the action of live art on his canvases.
 
Influenced by Arabic calligraphy, pop art, action painting and Hispanic tattoos SUN's process remains raw and spontaneous leaving a pure, energetic impression. His technique fuses paint ejections and dripping colors bind together through a mesh of calligraphy, written words that creates shapes and sometimes portraits.
JONAS "SUN7" BOURNAT

Born in 1977. Lives and work in Paris, France.

EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCES

 

2019 - 

« FAJAR» , Hotel Dar El Marsa, La Marsa, Tunisia

« LA MARSA » artist residency, La Marsa Tunisia.

 « MY NAME IS» - collective exhibition curated by Valériane Mondot, Fougères, France.

 

2018 -

« LA MARSA » - Artist residency – La Marsa, Tunisia.

« PARIS FINEST » – La Conciergerie- Paris, France.

« MYCONIAN » - Group show- Mykonos, Greece.

« KEN SARO » - Mural – Paris, France.

« LA COLLECTIVE 2» - Jardin Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco.

-« TOMORROWLAND » -Mural § Live painting – Antwerpen, Belgium.

« STROKAR » - Mural and exhibition – Brussels, Belgium.

« CAFE A » - Murals & Live painting – Paris, France.

-«K-LIVE »- Mural- Sète, France.

« JARDIN ROUGE » - Artist residency – Marrakech, Morocco.

« CHANEL N°5 » - Logo fatcpap for Lily Rose Depp commercial.

 

2017 -

« URBAN ART FAIR NEW-YORK » – Urban Spree ( Berlin) – Nyc, USA.

« KINGZ » - Portraits – Galerie Moretti & Moretti – Marbella, Spain.

« LA COLLECTIVE 2» - Jardin Rouge, Marrakech, Morocco.

« BLACK SUPERMARKET » - W.B.A – Paris, France.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Residence at Jardin Rouge, Marrakech

2016 | "NUNC", Paris

2016 | "NUNC", Grenoble

2016 | "SKB", Lyon

​2015 | "LCL en ville" Tour of Solo Exhibitions/Performances LCL

2014 | "Sequences VAO" La Vallee, Bruxelles 

2014 | "Solidays", Paris

2014 | "In and Out" ShnagART-AD, Shangaï

2014 | "ST ‘ART", Strasbourg

2014 | "Calligrammes to Abstracts", La Réunion

2013 | "Over-Exposed" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NY

2013 | "Solar Loops" Percept Gallery, Lyon

​2012 | "Byrds" Joseph Gallery in self-production, Paris

2011 | "Sunburst (Tales from the light side)," Lorenzetti Gallery, Lyon
2009 | "Scritture Silenziose" Palazzo Dugnani, Milan

2009 | "Ne Dans La Rue, originale piece of 8m x 3m, Fondation Cartier, Paris
2007 | "Memoire" Studio 55 Paris
2007 | "Les Artistes Cassent la Baraque" Place St Sulpice, Paris.
2007 | "My Streets, My City" Chiellerie Gallery, Amsterdam.
2006 | "Rue au Grand Palais" Grand Palais, Paris.

2006 | "Deux Jours Deux Nuits" Paris
2006 | "Intersections" Le Boaz – Brussel, Belgium
2005 | "Undercontrol" Galerie du Moment Brussels, Belgium
2005 | "PROCRE8" Galerie W, Orléans
2005 | "Section Urbaine" Espace des Blancs-Manteaux – Paris
2005 | "Versus Color" La Kabak, Lausa, Suisse

2005 |  "La Lune en Parachute" Epinal
2003 | "Nice Looking" Conception et réalisation d’une fresque de 700m Raffinerie Total, Feyzin
2002 | "Ecran Total" outdoor multimedia perfromance
2002 | "Nuit Blanche" Paris
1999 | "SUN 7" Paul Smith boutique, Lyon
1997 | "L’art sur la Place" Réalisation-performance d’une fresque

Biennale d’art contemporain, Lyon

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2016 | "French Connection" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York

2015 | "The Beach Beneath The Streets" The Mine, Dubaï

​2015 | "Art Shot", Courchevel

2014 | "BOOM" La Lune en Parachute, Epinal France

2014 | "TAKE 2" Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York

2010 | "Animal Dream: Crystal Room" Pacha Marrakech, Morocco

2010 | "Effacer les Traces" with Gérard Zlotykamien and Jean Faucheur sur la chute du Mur de Berlin, Musée des Invalides, Paris

2010 | "Les Labythinthes de Callygraphie" duo show with l'Atlas, Avantgarden Gallery, Millan

2010 | "C1TY : expo collective en collaboration avec les nuits sonores" Magda Danysz Gallery 18, Shangaï World Fair.

2010 | "Kiss The City" with l’ATLAS, TANC & BABOU, Skalitzers Gallery, Berlin

2010 | "Strates"  with L'ATLAS, TANC & Jean Faucheur.

2009 | "VAO & friends", Espace Beaurepaire, Paris

2009 | "The Show" Galerie Joseph, Paris

2009 | "Ecritures Silencieuses"  Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris

2009 | "Hour Love" with TANC and Babou, Studio 55, Paris

2009 | "Tag au Grand Palais" Grand Palais, Paris

2008 | "Lay Down the Reality" Group Exhibition, Galerie Moretti et Moretti, Paris

2008 | "CUBE" Door studio, Paris

2007 | "CUBE" Performance in collaboration with Adidas with L’Atlas, Tanc and Clyde Knowland, Shanghai

2007 | "Grafology" Réalisation d’une fresque avec Duster132, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2007 | Performance in collaboration with MANGO with Jean Faucheur et L’ATLAS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2006 | "2 Jours de Nuit", group exhibition, Place St Sulpice, Paris

2006 | "City Heart" with Babou Galerie Chappe, Paris

2006 | "The Content of My Head is Visible" with L’TLAS, Babou, TANC

2006 | "Aux Arts Citoyens" Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris

2005 | "Republik'Art" Intervention en milieu urbain, Jakarta

2004 | "YAZE vs. SUN7" exhibition and battle performance, Toast Gallery, Paris

2004 | "Festivale Arborescene" Marseille

2004 | "Citadins en Milieu Artistique" group exhibition in urban environment

 

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS AND BIENNALES

2009 |Art London presented by la Galerie The French Art studio,  London
2009 | Slick, presented by la Galerie Studio 55, Paris
2009 | Atys Elysees, presented by la Galerie David Guiraud, Paris

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