Signature Works

A Fine Arts Exhibition

April 4th - April 22nd, 2018 

Featured Artist are: Jessica Alazraki, Margarita Ballester, Frieda Christofides, Nina Hellman, Lisa Kaplan, José Londono, Carol Rickey, Marie Robison, Clare Stokolosa*, Yon Jung Suh, Max Tzinman, Madeline Young


Opening reception:

Saturday, April 7th, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM


Gallery Hours

Wed., 6-8pm, Sat/Sun 12-6pm

96th Street & Broadway (center island), NYC

1, 2, 3 Train to 96 Street 


West Side Arts Coalition at

Broadway Mall Community Center Gallery

96th St. & Broadway

  José Fernando Londoño is a Colombian-born artist but has spent most of his life in New York City.  Art has influenced him both culturally and personally from an early age.  He first began painting with a self-taught style focusing on realism and still life.  Today his style has morphed into contemporary abstract - obvious in both the texture and color of his work.


In the collection titled "Renacer" a portrait of overcoming struggle can be identified.  After many years in a management position, he found himself unemployed during a down economy and struggling with his epilepsy. This unemployment stress made his epilepsy seizures more frequent and severe, ultimately leading to a depression. José Fernando turned inward and took his struggle to the canvas creating the "Renacer Collection," where images of overcoming his struggles can be found to inspire others.


He received a degree in Multimedia Art from Borough of Manhattan Community College. When not tending to school work, he can be found creating new artwork and marketing mostly through social media and his website 


Renacer:  Intransitive verb, from Spanish to be reborn, rebirth, to revive, come back new again. 

José Londoño,

proof that a person can reinvent life, after fifty.



The collections, Compositions on Slate and Chasing my Dream, came about after a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  In this part of the country, farm-houses can date back to the early part of the 1800s. Today, slate roofs can still be found in some barns and farm-houses. While on a farm of a friend, he came across several stacks of slate. Slate is a natural rock, therefore, it can be quite heavy. However, if cut at the correct thickness; it can be the perfect support for paint.  This gave José Fernando an idea.  He would try painting on slate. The paintings would need to be smaller than most of the work that he is accustomed to. How to display or hang them would present a new obstacle. Compositions on Slate and Chasing my Dream, are collections which are a departure from the norm. However, the colors, texture, and composition that he brings to each piece remain the same.  The paintings are done in the abstract signature style that José Londoño is known for. The jewel tones used, transform this ordinary rock into an exclusive work of art, and they are mesmerizing.



"In the end, my ART will live forever. 

ART, will walk the paths of time and tell my story"




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Henri Matisse once said,

“Creativity takes courage“



“Chasing my Dream” is a series of paintings of acrylic on slate support. In this series, I create movement in its most basic and abstract form. The use of color combined with geometric lines and shapes in one-direction gives the illusion of movement. Through this, I am able to express my moods, dreams and the chase of future goals. Also in this series, I begin to incorporate the human form with abstract shapes, textures, and bold colors.  




Painting on a slate support is indeed a new vehicle for me. One which has not been used by artists in the past. Like many artists, I communicate with the public through my art. Art is my creative form of expression.



Our physical being may

eventually pass on, but 

ART, is forever.    José Londoño 


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Below are some images of my current solo art exhibit at Mandolino Restaurant, located at 137 East 13 St NY NY 10003.

Titled: Abstract Visions


Abstract Visions is a collection of paintings that deal with the perception of being at a particular place or actually being there at a point in time. There is so much beauty in our dreams. Sometimes these dreams are goals, which we strive to achieve. I see everything in geometric shapes and color, that includes my dreams. Abstract Visions is what I see when I dream. "I see COLOR" Do you?  


Come to Mandolino Restaurant for the art and stay for the food.  








Images of The Set NYC group art show.  The art show was in conjunction with Fashion Week.  It was a fund raiser to fight child trafficking. Three of my paintings were on view, one of them Shinning Through acrylic on canvas pictured above. 


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Meet the artist and food tasting

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 

from 6pm - 9pm

Mandolino Ristorante Pizzeria

137E 13 St NY NY 10003




tickets are $30

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Taste Italian food by Chef Agostino Cangiano of Naples Italy and now Mandolino Ristorate.  Meet and speak with artist Jose Londono.  Find out more about his art and what he is currently doing.  Meet Carolina Bolivar, Cesar Guevara and Chef Agostino Cangiano who brought a bit of Naples to the East Village.



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“All exposure is good exposure, that is the name of the game on the art world”




Mandolino Restaurant

137 East 13 Street NYC NY 10003




In todays economy, artists need to be not only proactive but creative in exposing their art. I have found that as artists we are always constantly looking for exposure. Creating exposure around our works of art. An artist today needs to be not just artist but creative marketers and business men. Some say well, an artist is just that an artist, not a business man. However a person needs to look at it from the point of view of the artist. Our art is also our lively hood. For the majority of us, art is who we are. We paint, we draw or sculpt because it is in our blood, we live and breath art. The question is, so you can paint, how do you intend to make a living with it? That is the question asked of us by many. The majority of artist will never see a penny in their life time. Some become extremely successful while others just about barely make it by. We need to not only be creative wonders but stupendous business men. After all someone needs to handle the business side of our art. We have to take into consideration studio expenses, art supplies, marketing and once sold, what to do with the money that is left after we have taken care of all the expenses. So, going back to the beginning, yes, an artist is not just an artist. He needs to be versatile and be able to handle the many different roles of being an artist.
To get exposure we need to be willing to put our art in places that regularly are not art galleries; an example is, restaurants. We need to bite the bullet and go into a restaurant and speak with the manager of the establishment. Other places are libraries, banks and hotel lobbies. We as artists need to be willing to get out there and put our art in places where normally we would not; because lets face it, we know that a sale is not going to come of it. However, the next time one of the pedestrians walking by or eating at one of these establishment is in need of art work; he will remember that artist that painted that wonderful piece he saw on the lobby of the company he work at. Or the owner or manager of a gallery that just happens to be meeting with a potential client at a restaurant. She will see the art work and wonder, who is this and how do I get him or her in the gallery? Does this artist have anyone representing him? Those are some questions that the gallery owner/manager will want answers to.
Selling art is never an easy task. That is why there are people out there that do it for a living.
Many times I saay to myself, yes I have talent, I can paint but how do I get people to know my name and want to buy my art? After all, the more people recognize who I am, the higher the demand on my art. Therefore I will be able to live of my art. Those thoughts are shared by most artists. The only questions are so how do I get my name and art out to the masses? I can’t leave something like that to someone else to do. I will need to make it happen somehow.
Focus, and make an art plan, where do I plan on being in a couple of years? How do I make ends meet in the meantime? Art is more than just being a creative, It is about being a great business entrepreneur.

So, the next time you are out at a restaurant dinning with friends and see a great piece of art on the walls, maybe then you too will say to yourself, I wonder who the artist is? Is the art for sale?


I want to thank my friends Cesar Guevara and Carolina Bolivar owners of Mandolino Restaurant for this incredible oportunity in showing my art work in their restaurant.


I'll leave with this quote,

"In the end, ART will walk the paths of time and tell our story"


Mandolino Pizza Restaurant


Opening Friday January 27, 2017

137 east 13 St NYC NY 10003

Art and photos by Jose Londono,

Mandolino Restaurant on Manhattan's East Village,



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 Today was the art talk with yours truly as the guest of honor at Harborfields Public Library Gallery Show, in Long Island NY. I was quite nervous at first not knowing what to expect from an art talk; or if anyone was going to show up at all. As I walked in I noticed that there were already people waiting to meet me. Wow, they came for me, they were there with a curiosity in what I had to say. What my inspirations for each painting were? How long have I been painting? How long does it take me to make a painting that measures 36” x 36”? I was asked such terrific questions. These were people that were fascinated by my work and what I had to say. As I began to speak the nervousness slowly dissipated. I very quickly realized that they were there to see and speak with me. They wanted to meet the person behind the art hanging on the walls. It was a wonderful feeling. Although I did not sell any art work, I did realize that my art mattered. Today I got a chance to speak to some really terrific people. They did not realize exactly how much I needed to see a turn out like I had today. As an artist it is a great feeling when someone you don’t know or just met shows interest in my creative thinking and final product.

 As I left I turned around and couldn’t help but be thankful to my dear friend Michelle Athanas for introducing me to Susan Hope from Harborfields Public Library. I now have two solo shows underneath my belt, thanks to such wonderful ladies like Michelle and Susan. I feel honored and privilege for the for chance of showing my work in a solo exhibit. Many times as artists we have to share the exhibit with other artists. Solo events do not happen very frequent.

 To Susan and her staff, I want to thank you for allowing me to show my art work.
 To Michelle, thank you for believing in my work and introducing me to the people in Long Island New York.


Thank you all for having me,



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