Over the Influence is proud to announce Jonath a n Edelhuber’s exhibition Warmer Mornings Sharper Nights at the Los Angeles gallery space
Skulls are commonly considered a morbid symbol, a reminder of our mortality and the transitory nature of human existence. In modern society, a skull is most often used to denote poison, danger, or impending threat. A phenomenon that perhaps bespeaks our collective strained relationship with death or lack thereof. However, in ancient times, cultures from Mesoamerica to the Middle East celebrated the skeletal emblem, considering it as much, if not more, a reminder of life, resurrection, and prosperity. All the way into the 14th and 15th centuries, the skull sat firmly between memento mori and carpe diem.
Tennessee-based artist Jonathan Edelhuber is committed to restoring that lost sense of joy, vitality, and vibrance to the misinterpreted motif.
B. 1984, Hope, AR, USA – Lives and Works in Nashville, TN, USA.
Working primarily in oil and acrylic, Jonathan Edelhuber’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures meld elements of the modernist motifs of Picasso and Matisse filtered through a pop sensibility borrowed from comics and cartoons. Jonathan Edelhuber (b.1984) an Arkansas native, earned a B.F.A. with an emphasis on Graphic Design from Harding University. He has exhibited in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, New York and Nashville, Tennessee where he currently lives and runs his painting and sculpting practice.