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Jacob Yikes - No Body's Home *SOLD*

SOLD
 
Original acrylic, metallic pigment, and aerosol on board.435 x 615mm H. Framed in a box frame. 
 
About the Artwork: One of two smaller paintings in Jacob's exhibition Even in Darkness, the composition is similar to the other smaller work in the way the larger, lower section is a glimpse into an other-worldly landscape. A black gradient background and abstract forms, some with alien architectural suggestions, take us to another dimension. Spots of soft white give us perspective and an idea of occupation in this space. A barely-there moon/planet peaks from the corner of this landscape. Above, in the upper third, the movement feels like a collision. Elements exploding and piercing, surging and spraying. Above this, a section similar to a close-up of a Petri dish with organic spots forming and combining in earthly tones and metallic green pigment. The very top is a flat, strong black, heavy, and almost waiting. 
 
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: 2,500.00 NZD

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