A new emblematic figure of the Parisian Street Art scene, Jo Di Bona owes his dazzling success to his unique technique that he invented himself: Pop Graffiti, where he combines collages, various graffiti influences and the pop culture with which he is deeply imbued. A modern-day fauvist, Jo mixes colours and movements to create faces full of poetry, emotion and joy of living. In his works, Jo pays tribute with the same tenderness to the icons and great characters of history as he does to passing strangers, nourished by his generous view of the human being because “the most important thing for him is sharing” (Artist’up).
Crowned with the prestigious 1st Graffiti Prize of the Fondation EDF in 2014, Jo has since been taking part in international exhibitions, performances and murals. Of particular note are his immense work presented at the Paris’ immigration museum , his large walls created in Paris and at the Loures Arte Publica in Lisbon, his presence alongside his gallery owners Virginie Barrou Planquart and Joël Knafo at international fairs in NY, Miami, London, Hong Kong, Lausanne or Munich…and his monumental works at the exhibitions Street Art for Mankind in New York and Miami in 2017.
Praised by the media, Jo was presented on the TV news of France 2, on M6 or in the Télématin programme, was on the cover of “Street Art Magazine” and “Paris Tonkar“, was cited by the reference site Artsper as one of “the 10 artists to watch in 2016” and made the front page of the prestigious New York Times for its homage wall to Little Cambodia. Jo is also one of the first Street Artists in the world to have entered the United Nations headquarters in New York in January 2017.