chelonis r. jones
Chelonis R. Jones is an American painter, electropop musician, producer, poet, singer, songwriter and performer. He was born and raised in California & New York, but currently living in Europe. While he has released albums (Dislocated Genius, The Forgotten Floor, Chatterton and The Prison Buffet), the earliest single releases (2002–2006) came complete with original cover artwork edited from original oil canvases painted in the late 1990s by the artist. With over 70 singles (mostly on Get Physical and Systematic Records), he is perhaps more widely known as the vocalist and co-writer of the popular Röyksopp single "49 Percent", appearing on the album The Understanding, his hit song "I Don't Know?" on his album Dislocated Genius, and appearing on the Kris Menace album Features with the successful "Voodoo Dilate" track in 2013. In 2011, he debuted his official paint gallery of "American Anarchist", followed by "The Dream", "Awakenings", "Outside Inside I & II" (Gallery Sassen), and various international art fairs, which displayed his paintings covering the first 15 years in Europe to controversial, yet rave reviews from corporations such as Monopol Magazine and many others. In 2013, Cassina sponsored and premiered its first exhibition: "American Anarchist II", followed by Cologne Paper Art (Kunstmesse). Artworks were also displayed in connection with The Saatchi Gallery and The 2013 ARTFAIR Köln.