about the artist
Jonas Profil, born in 1957, started painting At age 18. he lives and paints in Port-au-Prince but considers himself a Capois and signs his work “Cap Haitien.” His paintings are wry observations on Haitian life rendered in pale and pastel colors, which stand out among the bold colors for which works by most haitian artists are known.
Working in the realm of fantasy and surrealism, Profil is quoted as saying that his paintings speak uniquely of peace and love. and as a vodouisant, he says that the problems that exist in the religion are caused by men, not the religion itself. His works have been exhibited in Haiti, the United States, and Europe, and sold at auction.