Jo Di Bona
París (Francia), 1975
Jo Di Bona owes his dazzling success to the unique technique he invented himself: pop graffiti. His work associates collage, diverse graffiti influences and the pop culture he is deeply immersed in. Fauvist of the modern times, Jo mixes colours and movements to create faces filled with poetry, emotions and joie de vivre. In his creations, Jo pays tribute with the same tenderness to icons and great historical figures as to unknown strangers. He projects a kind look into the human being as “sharing is what matters to me most”.
Rewarded in 2014 with the prestigious “1st Prize of Graffiti” from the EDF Foundation, Jo has since produced many international exhibits, performances and murals. To be noted in particular are his murals on display at the Museum of Immigration in Paris, his huge murals in Paris, at the Loures Arte Publica in Lisbon or for the French Consulate in the heart of Atlanta, side by side with Virginie Barrou Planquart and Joël Knafo in international fairs in NYC, Miami, London, Hong-Kong, Lausanne or Munich…and his monumental artworks during the Street Art for Mankind exhibitions of New-York and Miami.