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ART SCHOOL | JONNY ALEXANDER (Detroit, MI)

Inspired by his love of the outdoors, artist and Head Screen Printer Jonny Alexander’s work incorporates Nature, landscapes, and its objects/processes, creating large open landscapes to cross sectional terrestrial islands sometimes floating in space, surrounded by oceans, or inhabiting surreal terrains.  Devoid of humans and human interactions, his visual narratives do, however, reflect his own “existential quandaries” or spotlight the human consequences to the environment as in a 2016 mural he created with the Pangeaseed: SeaWalls Murals in New Zealand.  We’re super excited to chat with Jonny about his art school experiences, his love of the outdoors, as well as his work ethic and tenacious attitude, all in this session of Art School. 

Photographs courtesy of the artist

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My Top 10 Contemporary Artist Picks

My top 10 artistes:

1. Michael Bublé
2. Sonu Nigam
3. Bruno Mars
4. Chris Brown
5. John Mayer
6. Justin Bieber
7. Ariana Grande
8. Lalah Hathaway
9. Adele
10. Blake Shelton

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Current Billboard standings for this week (March 21, 2015)

1. Billboard Hot 100 #21 (up from 37) ☆☆☆

2. Billboard 200 #1 (hot shot debut) ☆☆☆

3. Billboard 200 #122 (re-entry onto chart)

4. Artist 100 #5 (up from 48) ☆☆☆

5. Billboard Top Digital Songs #21 (up from 32)

6. Billboard Twitter Top Tracks #31 (up from 35)

7. Billboard Top Album Sales #1 (highest ranking debut) ☆☆☆

8. Billboard Digital Albums #1 (highest ranking debut) ☆☆☆

9. Billboard Adult Contemporary #9 (same as last week) ☆☆☆

10. Billboard Adult Pop Songs #10 (same as last week) ☆☆☆

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11. Official U.K. Singles Chart - Heartbeat Song #10 (down from 7)

12. Official U.K. Albums Chart - Piece By Piece #6 (debut) ☆☆☆

13. Billboard Canadian Hot 100 - Heartbeat Song #25 (up from 28) ☆☆☆

14. Canadian Digital Songs - Heartbeat Song #27 (up from 37)

15. Canadian Albums - Piece By Piece #4 (debut) ☆☆☆



☆☆☆ : peak position on the chart