Jonquil’s work is difficult to understand. It shows us common situations and features of the world, but it seems more strange than familiar. He says of himself, of his own paintings: “Usually it happens outside of our field of vision. It tells stories of everyday life as we are stunned by a reality that we are largely unaware of. I paint the moment between the question and the answer.I see motifs as a collection of planes, planes, lines, colors and angles that together take a recognizable form and give meaning. I understand and rethink their value and necessity, reconstructing these areas of light and darkness to represent the moment when form takes on content. “
These images appear as physical results of searching for mundane, everyday situations that can reveal universal truths. How to make the invisible visible and the mundane eternal. The final result is not a fait accompli and leaves interpretation to the viewer. Exploration is not only in the choice of topic, but also in the choice of technology. From an early age, the artist was inspired by photography, especially chemical processes in the darkroom.
His influence can still be seen clearly in the almost cinematic light that falls on his paintings, and in the reversal from slide to slide to his negatives and vice versa. This meeting of the color spectrum appears to form a self-contained palette that reinforces the vibrations of form and meaning in the painting. Just as many early 20th-century painters used photography to capture, replicate, and equalize reality, Yonkil uses his paintings to express the truth within himself, and to bring us closer together. I chose to paint from the heart to reveal the reality inside.
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