chalk and conte on paper
10 x 12 inches
Bryn Jayes - "Sometimes Angels are Scary"
Artists create worlds where their imaginations can dwell; places they wish to share with others. I believe painting is the process of visual imagination made physical in the language of paint. My paintings and drawings grow out of a variety of sources. Imagining events in history, which inhabit my memory, more as fiction than fact and from the morality we begin to learn as children such as traditional nursery rhymes. I attempt to remember through paint how I imagined these things and capture these moments in a vocabulary of image, color, and texture to create a uniquely animate experience.
Bryn Jayes is a New York based artist who was born in Nottinghamshire, England. He studied painting at the City of Birmingham School of Art obtaining a first class honors degree in Fine Art in 1980. He moved to the United States in 1984 to attend the Yale University School of Art where he received an MFA in Fine Art. Living in New York since 1986 he has exhibited his work at galleries including The Drawing Center, Graham Modern Gallery, Hirschl & Adler Modern Gallery, John McEnroe Gallery and the American Academy of Arts and Letters where he received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal award.