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Jacob Yikes - Sometimes....

Mixed media on 640 GSM Fabriano watercolour paper.

1508mm H x 1060mm W

Work Title:

"Sometimes I feel my heart putrefying inside my body

From diary of dark to piety in the Ponzi

On my better days they mingle and walk off into the poppy On my worst, the work is overshadowed by the monte

Had to buy some clothes that fit me

And pretend I like agave

With a promise to his congress not to compromise the motley in him

Maybe I should kinda sorta move to Mars

I'm feeling kinda done, too many moving parts

The piss-poor vision is 40 percent floaters 

The kitchen is a chorus of glorious leftovers

The friends you confessed all the dark shit to

Had weaponized the information before we could send roses And they want a little pearl on how he got to where he at

I can't remember where I am, I feel it's probably a trap

Balk with the lawless, cough in his notes

Walk on even when the walls hug his coat

Act natural, whatever that means for you" AesopRockLazyEye

 Jacob Yikes, born Jacob Ryan, is a multi-disciplined artist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. His extensive background in graffiti and street based, work often very large scale, has earned him the position of one of the country’s most sought after and active artists.

Having headlined many festivals including Rise, Spectrum and Paradox, he was also one of the organisers behind ‘From the Ground Up’, which was the first locally funded festival in Christchurch after the earthquakes.

While Jacob’s presence is heavy on the streets, his series of surreal fine art work is coming into a life of its own. Still influenced by the exterior work, his large-scale illustrations and paintings on paper show a more in depth side to artist and how his mind works. 

Using gestural movements as well as very fine detail work, his paintings have become more personal than ever and are beginning to allow Yikes to portray a side to his work not often seen before. 

With the use of bizarre characters and surrealistic scenery, Yikes’s work can be viewed as a look into the artist himself more often than not. He is somewhat redefining the idea of a self-portrait as he often refers to his paintings as an extension of himself, using symbolic ideas and imagery referring to his past, present and future painted in portrait format. 

Price: $8,200.00