About The Artist
My artistic practice is centered around obscuring the traditional artist’s touch by utilizing unorthodox tools for spreading paint on wood panels. The imperfections resulting from each application of paint are often accentuated by subsequent coats of paint and varnish, adding to the overall aesthetic. I am influenced by a wide range of sources, including high design, fashion, architecture, furniture, and guitars, among others. My goal is to translate what I see into two-dimensional planes that evoke color, texture, and composition.
Jonah Burlingame, born in San Francisco in 1968, is part of a family of artists who span three generations. His minimalist, abstract pieces have garnered attention and praise in the Bay Area, resulting in commissions from prominent professionals. For over 25 years, Jonah has honed his signature style, using a squeegee to apply paint and suspending each layer in varnish to create a harmonious relationship between organic textures and structured forms. His work invites viewers to step beyond the confines of reality and into a world of imagination. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, Jonah studied art history and graphic design at Kent State University. After gaining recognition and awards in the Midwest, he returned to his birthplace of San Francisco to pursue a career as an artist. He now lives in Marin with his wife and two dogs, where he continues to exhibit and establish his reputation in the local art community. He also serves on the board of Marin Open Studios in service of its mission to connect artists with the public.
Acrylic Paint, Mixed Media
jonah [at] jonahburlingame [dot] com