Frank Jons

Born in 1964 in Boulogne-Billancourt (France), Frank Jons has been living and working in Luxembourg since 2001. A trained accountant and finance specialist, he decided to make his childhood dream come true and devote his life to painting in 1996.

A defining moment in his artistic development was the retrospective exhibition of Maurice Estève at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1986. Matisse, Van Gogh, Debré, Alechinsky, Rothko or Soulages, Frank Jons absorbs the art, but the colour gets him hooked.

In 2000 he travelled for eight months through the USA and Canada in a camping car with his wife and their child, going all the way up to the Arctic Circle – an experience that would not only change his outlook on life but also his practice as a painter, as he switched from oil to acrylic paint for convenience.

In 2008 he won the Pierre Werner Prize, which launched him on the local scene. Since then, through a succession of solo shows, the public subsequently discovered his instinct-driven paintings where the colour seems to burst forth from the canvas.

As a marathon runner, he knows it takes stamina to succeed. His painting is a physical challenge, his art - a chromatic explosion. “I’m in a kind of frenzy, or trance, when I paint, a kind of elation. It’s pure energy, and I want it to be freed from all constraints.”

Frank Jons