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Jacob Yikes - ESCAPISM - The Show is Over ***SOLD***

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

About the Artwork: 'The Show is Over' is an absolute standout in the 'ESCAPISM' body of work. Jacob mixes his signature style of surrealism and dreamscapes with notable areas of realism and recognisable features, however, this overall artwork carries some darkness within it. The background of dripping black washes contrasts with the bright explosive colours coming from the center. We are drawn to the 'Michelangelo Hand' floating above a masked face, creating symbolism of both his sleep paralysis and journeys into the subconscious. Overall, this painting has strong composition and power in storytelling. The movement of line and accents of action and brightness bring this painting to life. Metallic pigments change with your movement around the artwork and like always with Jacob's incredible artworks, there is something more to see the longer you look. 

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

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