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Jacob Yikes - Drag em' Between Worlds *SOLD*

Original acrylic, metallic pigment, and aerosol on board. 625 x 835mm H. Framed in a box frame. 
About the Artwork: Drag em' Between Worlds is a breath-taking artwork that does just that, creating another world that we are now part of. This artwork uses a landscape as the grounding, abstract shapes connected to this ground creating shadows from an unknown light source. Filled with organic mark-making, shapes and layers of applied water-colour style techniques, there is a lot for the eye to find, including eyes. A central darkened circle has an eye looking sideways and balances a delicate line and another sphere. The earthly colour palette of reds, blues, and ochres give us a sense of familiarity, but within this panel of exquisitely composed elements, there is a sense we are transported to a realm, not of this earth. 
About the Artist: 
Jacob Yikes (Jacob Ryan, born 1987), is a multi-disciplinary artist from Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand. From his roots in graffiti as a teenager, Yikes has earned a position as one of the country’s most prolific and respected urban artists. After joining the renowned DTR Crew in 2014, his profile and output expanded and his ever-evolving and distinctive style has seen him headline an array of street art festivals across Aotearoa, including Rise, Spectrum, Paradox and South Sea Spray.

Developing a focus on his fine art and studio-based works, Yikes completed his Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts in 2010 and has been exhibiting in gallery settings since. His unique style and technical skill have seen him complete commercial campaigns with Cadbury, Parrot Dog Brewery and Fiasco Brewing, as well as collaborations with musicians Tom Scott and Mellowdowns.  His work has even extended to hospitality fit-outs, creating special effects in the interiors of several popular restaurants, such as Mexico in Christchurch. 

His ability to adapt his style to various subjects has given Jacob access to private commissions, from small-scale studio works to massive walls, both private and public. Commissions with the DTR Crew and OiYOU! Street Art includes Jacob’s largest wall yet, the tribute to iconic physicist Earnest Rutherford on the Hutchinson Ford Building in central Christchurch (2022). 

Price: 3,500.00 NZD

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