Jack Graves III
"I describe my art as elaborate Rorschach tests. These paintings conjure an intellectually and emotionally stirring atmosphere which interacts uniquely with each individual viewer. The artworks are formulated by delicately arranging subconscious ideas which are built from the placement of the initial visual gesture. From my first action on the canvas grows an amalgam of realistic images, textures, styles, and design resulting in visual poetry. I wish for the final product to echo back and forth with the viewer continuously resonating a desirable ambience."
Jack describes his art style as “Eclecticism”, “a work that juxtaposes two or more different art styles, one from the past and new ones I develop for the future.” This approach has evolved, culminating in a completely new series of paintings he calls the “Icon Series”. In this series he incorporates an idealized, almost photo-realistic face of an international super-star, model or celebrity, an “Icon”, within a matrix of an otherwise totally abstract expressionist composition, which makes the iconic image dazzle. The new “Icon Series” has been met with tremendous success with designers, galleries and fine art collectors from Hong Kong to Manhattan, selling over 60 works in a matter of months of its debut in 2017.