'Castle Slum' by Jeff Gillette, 2016
First released at the LA Art Show and published by Prints on Wood.
10 x 16 x 1 Inches
Giclée print on sustainable Birch wood with bright white finish.
Limited Edition of 20 (#18/20)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
Fine art wood print on 1/2" sustainable birch wood, bright white finish
Prints on Wood and the LA Art show team up to release an exclusive LA Art Show print commemorating Jeff Gillette as the featured archway artist in the Little Topia/LA Art Show in conjunction with media sponsor Juxtapoz Art Magazine.
Jeff Gillette's paintings examine the aesthetic structures and visual patterns of human settlement, specifically that of shantytown style slums in India and South America. To the artist, there is something ineffable behind the obviously chaotic and desperate appearance of these places — a universality of human spirit and a strange beauty which comes out of the necessity and raw honesty of the will to survive.
Despite the seriousness of his observations, he is also aware of the ironic and amusing juxtapositions that occur when the debris of consumer culture makes itself evident in the waste stream and thus into the building blocks of shanty settlement construction. References to Disney, corporate logos, and pop icons appear here and there. His small collages reflect these ironies as well as add a playful dimension to art historical relationships.