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Jacob Yikes - ESCAPISM - Never Stare at a Ghost *SOLD*


Mixed media on custom board. 
600mm W x 830mm H.

About the Artwork: 

Jacob Yikes spends a lot of time and energy on the bases of his custom board paintings, and it shows. The layers and layers of gesso, sanded and layered some more, create a beautifully smooth base and this is evident in the gorgeous gradient sky behind the action in the artwork. Swirling lines in blended pinks, oranges, and yellows also show how smooth the base is, as they pop out on the surface leading the eye directly to the center of the painting. A black raven pokes his head out from behind a mass of colourful organic shapes that create movement and energy. There is a delicate balance of light and dark with hallmark Yikes details throughout including shimmering and ever-changing metallic pigments.

This is an absolutely gorgeous artwork and a great piece for any art collection.

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: 4,400.00 NZD

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