Jovanni Luna was born in Wenatchee, Washington. He received his BFA from Washington State University (2013), and MFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (2015). He is currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Sculptural paintings are an exploration into discovering a balance with the two mediums. The way the paintskins are manipulated and then arranged on the shelves are based on the surroundings the artist experiences.
The use of donated house paint has evolved from an economical standpoint to a method of recycling a material that might have been forgotten in the corners of basements and garages. It is about staying loyal to a material that has allowed me to manipulate it to the extent of my curiosity.
With instinctual repetitive actions of layering, cutting and rolling the paint, this laborious process of working becomes hidden with each additional layer of material, obscuring the actions before it, only allowing subtle cues to be seen in the end: hints of color, gentle textures, subtle brush strokes. I consciously determine the layout of each piece, a simplistic look from afar and complex design up close.