Nostalgic and subversive, Jerkface is a New York based artist most widely recognized for his playful re-imagination of pop culture iconography.
Employing the artist’s signatures of geometric abstraction and repetition, protagonists and antagonists alike are transmuted into intricately painted motifs on canvas. Facial features are often omitted from the artist’s work to challenge his audience to more profoundly connect with the subtle emotions elicited by his compositions. Deftly manipulating preconceived notions of form into new & compelling visual narratives, his paintings become sophisticated meditations on color and movement imbued with all the emotion, energy, and unbridled optimism of youth.
A prolific muralist, Jerkface is also one of the most readily identifiable artists in the street art community. His first work of public art notably survived the whitewashing of historic 5pointz in 2013, and he remains a forerunner in that vein with one of the largest murals currently on display in New York City.