Frank Jons :
an explosive universe

Discover the inspiring story of Frank Jons, a contemporary painter whose passion for painting led him to leave his job in finance to devote himself fully to his art.

“When you look at Frank Jons’ work, you get the feeling that there is a kind of freefall. It’s about that decisive moment when everything comes into play … that decisive moment continues to vibrate in his painting. Here, nothing is static, everything is movement.”

Extract from a text by Christian Mosar (Zones de Turbulences catalogue), 15/01/2018

There’s a kind of frenzy, a kind of trance when I paint, a kind of exaltation. It’s all energy and I want it to be free of all constraints.

A lifelong passion

Born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France in 1964, Frank Jons has lived and worked in Luxembourg since 2001. He holds a degree in accounting and finance, but has had a passion for painting since childhood. In 1996, he decided to devote himself fully to painting. The first trigger was the Estève exhibition at the Grand Palais. 1986. Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko or Soulages, Frank Jons devours art, but it is above all colour that catches his eye. In 2000, he embarked on an 8-month trip in a camper van with his wife and child across the United States and Canada as far as the Arctic Circle, which led him to change his way of working, switching from oils to acrylics during his journey. In 2008, he was awarded the Pierre Werner Prize, which established him on the Luxembourg art scene. One solo exhibition followed another, and the public discovered his instinctive painting from which colour bursts forth. A marathon runner, Frank Jons is a hard worker. His painting is physical, his art a chromatic explosion.
Art Paris 2011
Batterie avec des rayures multicolores