John John Jesse’s ‘American Dreamer’

by JL SchnabelPosted on

Drawing from both his tenure at a Catholic School and his youth as a Lower East side Punk rocker, John John Jesse presents his newest opus, ‘American Dreamer,’ opening April 16 at Opera Gallery in NYC. Each piece presents a voyeuristic peek into the retooled recollections of the artist; created on wooden panels with a interesting and incredibly executed mix of mediums, including spray paint, gouache and graphite, the latter of which creates a luminescence that contradicts the self-destructive natures of the apathetic heroines. This rebellious turmoil is framed within the surreal metamorphosis of youth, as many of the elongated figures appear on the tenuous cusp on adulthood, a time when the synthesis of sexuality and experimentation fevers.

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