A Tiny Simulacrum of Something Profound
Anagnorisis Fine Arts is proud to invite you to celebrate the opening of A Tiny Simulacrum of Something Profound - a new exhibit of works by artist and illustrator, Jeff Faerber. With a nod to the pop surreal, the figures in Jeff's works are reminiscent of Egon Schiele's: thin and bony, yet more mischievous than melancholy. Many of his works wax political with portraits of the most familiar talking heads of our times, while Jeff also explores his love for life, erotica and his environs with an eclectic mixture of subjects and emotions.
From his bio:
"I am fascinated by the act of creation, whether in a set of beliefs or in a painting. By recreating the world—making a fake world on a two-dimensional surface—I often find a truth more understandable than that of the real world. What systems can I (we) create to understand the universe, good and evil, bliss? Metaphors simplify elusive ideas so one’s mind can wrap around them. I use them to help define an emotion, capture a faint impression of reality—evil can become a snake, God’s spirit can descend like a dove, a downcast eye can define sadness. The intangible become tangible."
Jeff is an accomplished illustrator and has worked with a wide variety of clients and collectors. His work is versatile having been tattooed on sexy Suicide Girls as well as gracing the cover of Three Days' Grace's first album (really sorry for the bad pun).
Jeff grew up in CA and studied art at San José State University (San José, CA) and School of Visual Arts (NYC). His art has appeared in all sorts of fancy magazines, books, CDs, and websites. He has show extensively in New York, as well as many other major cities in the U.S. and abroad. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with a very classy lady and two cats.