JAY WEST | Harlem, NY
Jay West is a contemporary artist from Harlem, NY, who is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most promising young painters in the world. West's brilliance is about “mixing opposites” and making “worlds collide.” Drawing from a wide spectrum of inspirations, West’s paintings deal with subjects as diverse as popular cartoon characters, religion, technology and Greek mythology. From a more global perspective, his work embodies “tales of defeat and triumph” as well as oppression and celebration. West subverts the grandiose aura of art history through his adaptation of pop aesthetics using the expressiveness of abstraction, surrealism, and the stylistic rendering of graphic illustration.