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Jacob Yikes - ESCAPISM - I Will Never Know ***SOLD***

Mixed media on custom board.
900mm W x 1200mm H.

About the Artwork: 'I Will Never Know' is the hero artwork for ESCAPISM, and it is easy to see why. This is the first painting produced after Yikes' last exhibition 'Even in Darkness' and the progression is visible. Notable changes are seen in the use of a wide colour palette, and swirling red linework that pops on the surface and intersects the body of the composition. Jacob's darkness surfaces in the center of the action, with a face in deep blues and blacks looking directly at the viewer. Like many of Jacob's artworks, the organic nature of forms, shapes, colours, and mark-making take precedence and we are overcome with various layers and areas of interest that seem to explore the surface as much as we are exploring them. This artwork is a highlight of ESCAPISM, and needs to be viewed in person to gain the full experience!
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: 11,000.00 NZD