Jean-Pierre’s work is imaginative, powerful, brimming with colossal characters raging an endless battle with elegance and vitality. His crystalline images explore the vastness of nature with a vibrancy that leaves you feeling insignificant to the world he depicts. Jean-Pierre Roy describes his work as
“often associated with Science Fiction and The Post Apocalyptic. While the genre narratives, that create this continuity of ideas have had a huge impact on my visual memory, I have never really been that interested in the superficial signifiers of alien technology, space battles and blasted wastelands.”
Roy closely specifies the metaphysical in relation to his own experience of culture and the world. His pulsating lazer-techno-myth atmosphere is a fabulous one. With a shattered glass mirrored existentialism that hits you like a deep bass…dropping octaves below what our human ears can detect.
Have a look at the paintings below and experience it for yourself!
“There is no escape, the escape is both the end and the beginning”
Born in Santa Monica, California in 1974, Jean-Pierre Roy is a Brooklyn-based artist. Jean-Pierre received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2002 and was awarded a one-year fellowship from the school. Since 2003, Jean-Pierre has had five solo exhibitions in New York and abroad. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US and Europe and has had solo museum exhibitions at the Torrence Museum of Art in Los Angeles and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, New American Painters, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Stranger, Hi- Fructose and many other publications. He is the co-creator of Single Fare, an annual NYC art event that has been covered by The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His work is in the collections of Anita Zabludowicz, Jereann Cheney, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Jean Pigozzi, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bjorn Borg, amongst others. He currently teaches painting at the New York Academy of Art.