Statement

Artist’s Statement

I am a RI based painter/tattoo artist specializing in dark, surreal imagry. I hold a BFA in painting from MassArt, Boston as well as tattoo licenses in RI and NYC.
My painting/sculpture focuses on empathetic unreal portraits, grotesque creatures and otherworldly objects.
Pulling heavily from my subconcious 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 incorparate 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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