John Andrew Perello, alias JonOne or Jon156, is an American graffiti artist born in 1963. Originally from Harlem, New York, he lives and works now in Paris. He started tagging his name “Jon156” all over the neighborhood at the age of 17. In 1984, he founded the 156 All Starz Crew, who bring together artists with a passion for Graffiti.
Following an invitation from the artist Bando, he moved to Paris in 1987 and never left since then. He found in Paris a place where he could “pursue personal enrichment”. Exchanging walls for canvas and spray can to paintbrushes, JonOne quickly made a name for himself in Parisian artistic circles. As an “abstract expressionism graffiti artist”, as he likes to call himself, JonOne creates abstract paintings, influenced by the movement and the energy of colors, as you can see in his lithograph “The Fall”.
In 1990, JonOne made his first solo exhibition, entitled “Graffitism” at the 45 Gleditsch Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Since then, he has exposed his artworks all over the world from Tokyo to New York, through Paris, Hong Kong, Moscow, Geneva and Brussels. He also collaborated with renowned companies such as Guerlain, Lacoste, Air France and Hennessy.