Hi. My name is Jonathan Edward Raddatz, but I sign my paintings using my initials because they are shorter, easier to remember, and combined they make a nice logo. You can go ahead and call me Jonathan.
I see my paintings as trans-dimensional portals that allow the viewer to transcend space/time as we normally experience these things. They point to a larger ontological reality that both elevates and humbles you. My main goal in painting is to expose the human condition. I My body of work is thus a brutal, yet poignant testimony of our times in the shadow of eternity.
Aside from painting, I am a dedicated family man. I value spending quality time with my wife and two boys. I also like cats, dogs, gardening and - believe it or not - house cleaning. I share my time between painting in the studio, translating the Bible and other academic pursuits, and trying hard to be a good dad and husband.