Jonathan Viner is an American painter based in Brooklyn, NY. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Working primarily in oils, he fuses a deep respect for the tradition and craft of painting. Viner pursues dreamlike visions that blend the design aesthetic of the 1970s, with cool tones and pops of bright colors. One of the strengths of Viner’s oil paintings lies in their stylish look, using elements of the era’s sex appeal, trendy accents, kitsch and fashion, to pump up their nostalgia and intrigue. If Viner’s compositions are a cinematographer’s dream, his work also encompasses important themes facing contemporary society: from violence, rapid change, alienation, to power and morality.