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Jacob Yikes - Even in Darkness *SOLD*

Original acrylic, metallic pigment & aerosol painting on board. 945 x 1245mm H (Framed)
About the Artwork: 
Even in Darkness is Jacob Yikes's title artwork for his solo exhibition 'Even in Darkness'. One of two large paintings, this artwork is based on an experience in pitch black, where the visuals from this experience were so vivid that even in the darkest place, a space of no light at all, the artists' journey was filled with it. The imagery is based on some of these visuals that stuck with him after this experience. The gestural mark-making is organic and subconscious, formulating through the artist's body in flow with music, as the artist says "I am a vessel" for this creative experience to come to fruition. There are dark elements mixed with space and light. The eye flows around the image to the many details, some we can recognise and some we can't. A darkened base grounds the work while the gradient above creates a skyline floating up to a moon. Mushrooms are a central motif in the body of work both literally and metaphorically as the upwards motions of several elements. Small bubbles float on the surface, giving this painting a feeling of anti-gravity. Like many of Jacob's artworks, there is always more than meets the eyes and always more to see!
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 RiseSpectrumParadox 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: 6,400.00 NZD

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