Jonay Di Ragno
Born in the red-terracota volcanic shores of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Then emigrated to the blue waters of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico.
Jonay Di Ragno expresses everyday life subtleties through the act of painting. Extending out of the abstract expressionism movement, his work speaks of the human experience (such as pleasure, tension, and gratitude). Di Ragno respects and welcomes the sensorial effects entailed in painting, so his colorful formations result from the integration of inspiration, light play, and the material condition of paint—tint, texture, smell. His work often elicits movement, inviting wonder in the viewer.
A mainly self-taught painter, Di Ragno received art schooling at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, PR (2000-2004). He enjoys learning about art history. His work is influenced by that of Gorky, De Kooning, Vicente, Picasso, Rothko and CY Tombly but mostly painting with his own brush.