Jonathan Grauel

Jonathan Grauel is a Charlotte based artist working in the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Lover of puns and playfulness, he transfers that to whimsical worlds of somber reflection and hopeful expectation. Grauel’s unique visual narratives construct surreal spaces for the eye to journey. Focusing on the places one travels, Jonathan portrays not just physical locations, like the coffee shops, pubs, and parks he frequents, but also constructs villages from mental, emotional, and spiritual territories. Part of Jonathan’s motivation to create is the belief all have shared in unique yet similar internal and external “events”. He paints the villages as a means of creating a common “location” that denotes these connections. Using finger or brush, on iPad or traditional media, Grauel’s work is a response to his surroundings and the relationships they contain.