Jon Mann
Jon Mann was born in Columbus, OH, and has studied art at the University of Cincinnati DAAP and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has recently moved to New York City to further pursue his art. To Mann, art is therapy. Rather than offering his interpretation and commentary on the outside world, his work displays the imagery in his mind: his more subconscious perception of things. The first step in realizing these internal images is finding matching photographic reference material, which Jon takes everywhere he goes: pictures of architecture, random items off the street, and models. Using brightly colored pencils on paper, he distorts the real images to match his internal ones. At the risk of self-psychoanalysis, Jon prefers not to discuss his own work, leaving the interpretation to his viewer.

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