Born in Casablanca in 1967, educated in London. Michael Onona' s paintings essentially concentrate on the depiction and conveyance of human emotion.
Through his personal and unconventional visions of beauty, Michael Onona’s imagery challenges our perceptions, by encouraging us to look and interpret these immensely bold visual statements.
Extreme characters stare down at you, who in turn appear to ignore you, even despise you, its intense stuff, but his understanding of dramatic composition, shape and form leave a deep and ever lasting impression.
Onona' s additional admiration for the old masters and the Renaissance have created, for this self taught artist, a personal quest to achieve a blend of excellence of technique combined with powerful and unnerving imagery. The light, luminous and tender colors of his work bring a grace and an ineffable sweetness to the eccentric subjects he depicts.