A series of unique, hand-cut inkjet prints based on found texts from two thriftstore purchased books—one a dated compendium featuring detailed descriptions and time mappings of various cinematic nude scenes and the other a field guide to unusual natural phenomena and anomalous meteorological events.
Born: Long Beach, California, 03/11/72
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Education: B.A. American Studies, Stanford University, MFA, Sculpture, California College of the Arts
Jon-Paul Villegas collects, manipulates and reconfigures scraps and detritus from the world around him to create pop-informed sculptures and sculptural installations that comment upon politics, culture and contemporary life. He has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and cat.