JonOne grew up in Washington Heights, New York and is today a central artistic figure on the streets of Paris and around the world. In June and July alone JonOne had exhibitions at the Magda Danysz Gallery in both Shanghai and Paris, the Fondation di Cartier, as well as two exhibitions in New York. Jonone’s style is an innovation for street art. He is famous for working outside conventions and not following the “rules” of graffiti. What sets JonOne apart from other artists is his focus on the excitement and movement of color as opposed to the typical associations of character drawing and insignias. Evolving from his early days tagging the streets of New York his style now goes beyond traditional codes of graffiti and finds its roots in abstract expressionism. His natural artistic inclination has made him the master of applying an enormous amount of color without making his images clutterd or overwhelmed. The colorful paintings featured in JonOne:Rock exude his Latin heritage and his optimism and boast of New York’s dynamic lifestyle and the magic that he felt when he painted there. The book is a representation of how JonOne never fails to produce a piece that is powerful, harmonious, dynamic, and multidimensional. JonOne: “Rock” was published for his solo show at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris, July 2009.