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Jon Laing

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Pillar of Success, 2012 Digital 13x19 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Down at the Dive, 2012 Digital 13x19 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Stoop Kids, 2012 Digital 13x19 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Refresh, 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Super Hero (1/5), 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Super Hero (2/5), 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Super Hero (3/5), 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Super Hero (4/5), 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Super Hero (5/5), 2012 Digital 9x12 © © Jon Laing, 2012. All rights reserved.
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Brooklyn
Works in
Brooklyn
Schools
University of the Arts, 2011, BFA
Tags
digital, figurative
Statement

Ugly mutant fish

Very first to walk on land

His name was Jon Laing

Analects of Confuscius


The horrible beast of legend, Jon Laing has terrorized the countrysides of Europe, Asia, and parts of Detroit for centuries. A grotesque fiend with battle axes for feet and daggers for eye-balls, he is perhaps best known his hauntingly graceful choreography and solemn opera compositions. Many may remember him from the epic of Will Smith in which Laing was described as a man "who [was] up to no good" and "starting making trouble in [his] neighborhood". Smith was later placed in the FBI witness protection program and is presumed to have been relocated to somewhere on the West Coast of the United States.

After winning a game of Russian roulette with Ernest Hemmingway, Laing attempted to break into the arts. He played a formative role in the hit TV show "Diff'rent Strokes" and even voiced the CGI character, Arnold Jackson [1] in the series' pilot episode. After being replaced by Randy Savage for the voice of Arnold, Laing attempted to become a famous abstract expressionist painter.

Laing put his best foot forward as a "self taught" artist. He was quickly met with rejection and scorn, but would not be deterred. Upon adoptiong the psuedonym, "Cy Twombly", Laing began to see palpable success, and was even able to waste a copious amount of wall space at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Regarding this turn of events, he was quoted as saying, "I'm starting to think this whole art thing is a load of bull mess." After years of frustration, Laing chose to attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where his suspicions were confirmed.

In 2011, after kicking his self-esteem addiction [2], Laing was released from the University on Parole Cum Laude. He lives in relative obscurity, making horse sculptures out of strands of eyebrow hairs and cannoli filling [3]. When pressured for a statement, he had only this to say:

I don't know much about too much, and all that jazz, but what I can tell you is if I were given a choice between the former and the latter, I would definitely choose the middle of the two.


Written by James Hurley, Staff Writer at the Independent Post of Philadelphia (4/16/2012)

  1. It is widely accepted by historians and anthropologists that Gary Coleman was a myth perpetuated by "9/11 truthers" and "ancient alien theorists" [3].

  2. Laing has been known many times to relapse back into self-esteem, but his friends and family do their best to quell the addiction as soon as they notice so much as the faint odor of confidence on him.

  3. Footnotes and citations make things look legit.