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Bryn Jayes

Bryn Jayes is a New York based artist who was born in Nottinghamshire England. He studied painting at the City of Birmingham School of Art obtaining a first class honors degree in Fine Art in 1980. He moved to the United States in 1984 to attend the Yale University School of Art where he received an MFA in Fine Art. Living in New York since 1986 he has exhibited his work at galleries including The Drawing Center, Graham Modern Gallery, Hirschl & Adler Modern Gallery, John McEnroe Gallery and the American Academy of Arts and Letters where he received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal award.

What I am trying to paint is a subtle space that defies impermanence, where everything that happens gets stored.  Portraits of a resilient space charged with an impeccably clear and vivid memory.  I am looking at what this space can look like on personal, community, national, worldly scales, and painting characters into this space with their own stories, personal backgrounds, culture, emotions, spiritual and political views.  May this spatial representation empower disenfranchised individuals and communities and allow space for resolution.  May it also be a constant and recurring validation of our shared experience.


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