Jonathan Cole
Knivsta, Sweden

 Jonathan Cole's pieces address psychological, emotional or spiritual ailments either being confronted, succumbed to or triumphed over. His artwork won the Miami regional finals for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Fun Fact: Jonathan's favorite color is titanium oxide.

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Jonathan Cole 11/6/2014 | 9:55 PM

ARTundressed, the nation's premiere show for erotic and seductive art, will be held in Miami from November 20th till the 22nd, 2014. The event will be hosted at the McCormic Art Gallleries, 111 SW 3RD STREET, MIAMI, FL 33130. Three of my pieces, "Escape", "Masochism 2" and "Reversed Crucifixion" will be showed. Please come and partake in this exotic event. You can sign up at

Jonathan Cole 11/6/2014 | 9:54 PM

The FIU College of Medicine Mammography Art Initiative, in collaboration with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum, held a fund raising event on October the 11th. A selection of art pieces were auctioned off and the proceeds went towards a research fund benefiting breast cancer education and care in Miami. Click to see pictures from the event and a lineup of the well known artist who participated. My piece entitled "What's left of me", pastel on paper, 60"x42" was auctioned off to a head of industry and patron of the arts.

Jonathan Cole 11/6/2014 | 7:31 PM

I won the Bombay Sapphire Miami trophy, competing against a flurry of talented artists from South Florida. As a result, I will be representing Miami at SCOPE this year, one of the world's most prestigious art fairs held during Basel Art Week, the most renowned and sought after art show, considered by artists and buyers alike as the Mecca of contemporary art. You will find my work showcased at Scope. Slated to win the national competition, I will have a solo exhibit at Scope NYC and my own mural in Wynwood in Miami, famous for its street art and arguably boasting the best murals of any city.


Pastel artwork on paper
Signed on front

59.5" h x 42" w 
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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"Where have you been?" asks the mystic figure sitting cross legged on the floor of your root chakra. For forty thousand years, Ganesh has been waiting for your return. Solid, grounded, timeless and firmly rooted into the Earth, the Indian God of the Mulhadra Chakra is impermeable to the storm of incarnation. Like a mountain battered by winds or an old river stone circumnavigated by karmic flow, he sits patiently. The stillness in the air reveals the muffled sound of his large flapping ears. His body is voluptuous and heavy and his gaze pierces through your defenses: seeing you as you are, naked in the essence of Self. Attention is given to the heaviness of the body, the limbs are solid and full and the whole body sits firmly on the floor. On his forehead, the Mulhadra symbol is lightly dusted in white chalk. Traditional jewelry adorns the figure, though as with the other pieces in my Indian divinity series, a minimalist appearance is maintained. In no manner do the details crowd out the figure's iconic appearance. Simple jade or onyx rings squeeze the flesh instead of the typical overly ornate bracelets. The trunk comes into focus, beckoning the viewers' attention, acting as a focal point and raised in a symbolic gesture. Black and white pastel is used to emulate charcoal. However, the pastel has an oilier consistency and the grid-like substructure of the paper shows through the pastel layering. This gives the finish a pixel-like appearance, strengthening the piece and allowing for a deeper patina. "Ganesh" is an unmounted work on paper that will require a frame in order to hang.


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