Jeff Wack

City of Angels is the newest series of paintings by Los Angeles artist Jeff Wack.  In the collection, his idealized and empowered, sometimes vulnerable, female goddess/provocateurs weave in and out of a subtle shadow play of imagery and metaphors combining locations, history and celebrity that is Los Angeles.  The surreal imagery is rich in layers and depth and prods the viewer to spend the time to take in the symbolism in the shadows as well as the light.  Having an immense admiration for traditionalists like Caravaggio, the importance of the dark in both content and meaning takes a large precedence, a pull between beauty and pain. And last, but obviously not the least….as the Talking Heads said: “The world moves on a woman’s hips.”

About the Artist

Jeff Wack, a native of California, lives and works in Los Angeles. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Wack is an internationally acclaimed artist, specializing in a unique blend of photography and digital painting. His figurative works are an idealized vision of feminine beauty and timelessness.

The ethereal magic of his pieces has enthralled numerous collectors, including the likes of Hugh Hefner (Publisher, Playboy), Larry Flynt (Publisher, Hustler), Bunny Yeager (Photographer and former pin-up model), Dr. Naomi Wilzig (Director, World Erotic Art Museum), and James Franco (Actor and writer), who commissioned an exclusive series titled “Goddess”.

Of the many accolades given to him and his work, Wack is the recipient of the 2009 XTO Award, Master Winner of the Erotic Signature International and has been a featured artist at the Farmani Gallery in New York City.  Master Winner and juror of the Erotic Signature International Competition, 1st Place in the 7th Annual International Black And White Spider Awards 2012, 1st place in Sin City Gallery’s 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibition, Bronze in the Prix de Photographie, Paris, named in Spectrum’s Best in Comtemporary Fantastic Art for 2009, 2011 and 2012, an Honorable Mention in the London International Creative Awards, and nominations in the Spider Awards, Photography Master Cup and many more. In addition, his work is part of the permanent collections of the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami, the British Museum of Erotic Art, and the AMEA/World Museum of Erotic Art.

 

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