About

About the Artist

I am a RI based painter/tattoo artist specializing in dark, surreal imagery. I hold a BFA in painting from MassArt, Boston as well as tattoo licenses in RI and NYC. My paintings and sculptures focuses on empathetic unreal portraits, grotesque creatures and otherworldly objects.

Pulling heavily from my subconscious organic forms and brooding characters are arranged alongside industrial machinery, pipes and other assorted mechanical parts. The result invites the viewer to explore a world that is a balance between sadness, anger, curiosity, and humor.

When tattooing I try to incorporate the same elements whenever possible. My sketchbooks are filled with custom, one-of-a-kind, weird designs waiting for skin. Although I will regularly tattoo anything within my skill, I am always looking for new clients that want something different and strange.

-JCJGR

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