Born 1955 London, UK
Jon Astrop is a painter living and working in London.
Throughout his life Jon has expressed himself creatively through the mediums of art and music. His early art influences were the British and American Pop Art movement and the fearless colourists Patrick Heron, Henri Matisse and Karel Appel.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Jon put his art to one side in the 1980's to pursue a career in the music industry. His accomplishments include playing and writing with the infamous British post-punks Gang of Four and later going on to work for London based Jive Records. During this time he wrote and produced hits on both sides of the Atlantic for Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Thomas Dolby, Precious Wilson and Samantha Fox.
After a 20 year hiatus he returned to his first passion of art and has been working consistently for the last 15 years on a variation of styles. Jon is prolific; Painting daily he moves between abstraction, Pop and Street Art, to vivid exotic landscapes and the sensuous evocative figurative. Yet all his pieces exhibit his trademark use of bold colour, flowing form and integrate music and art which powerfully transposes his vision onto canvas with a joyous lyrical energy.
Now in his early sixties, Jon feels he is entering his most confident and productive period to date.
His patrons include Sir Melvyn Bragg, Roman Abramovich, Chris Evans, Noel Fielding and Annie Lennox.
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2017 Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London
2017 The Exhibition Hall, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London
2017 The Galleria, Stoke Newington Library, London
2017 Chiswick Community Centre, London
2016 Ply Gallery, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London
2016 The Exhibition Hall, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, London
2016 The Galleria, Stoke Newington Library, London
2016 Chiswick Community Centre, London
2015 Fundraiser at Royal College of Art, London
2013 Hollywood Gallery, The Affordable Art Fair, London
2012 Hollywood Gallery, The Affordable Art Fair, London
2012 Art for Art's Sake, Wac Arts, London