Jeb Knight Recent Work | 2016 - 2017

Statement

I am constantly collecting images, my iPhone has replaced my sketchbook—I take pictures of pictures; I hoard pixels. I often use the internet as a 21st Century I Ching, providing an instrument for chance operations sorted algorithmically and at light speed. I never plan what a piece will look like in advance, preferring instead to 'improv,' and solve whatever problems the moment presents. The preparation of collecting allows me to work alla prima; my subjects become the medium through which they are examined—tangibly via solvent transfer, and digitally via painting and collage.

Original Paintings
"The 11th Of June" | Mixed media, Solvent Transfer | 24" x 18" | $1,970

***

"The 8th Of October" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 24" x 18" | $1,970

***

"The 30th of November" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 24" x 18" | $1,970

***

"Post No" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 24" x 18" | $1,970

***

"Bullseye" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 18" x 24" | $1,970

***

"The 7th Of October" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 24" x 18" | $1,970

***

"Tarantella" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 18" x 24" | $1,970
"Primary Season" | Mixed Media, Solvent Transfer | 18" x 24" | $1,970
Digital Paintings

I’m fascinated by graffiti covered street signs. I hunt these crowdsourced "readymade" public art installations obsessively--capturing them with my iPhone before the San Francisco Sanitation Department wipes them away, ironically prepping the canvas for the next batch of street writers who happen to pass by.

I'm attracted to the dichotomy of these images; they are man-made but grow organically and randomly with a distinct life cycle; the foliage of an urban jungle. Like any found object, this body of work doesn't have an explicit meaning--it isn't non-objective but rather enigmatically multi-objective. Through this simulacra, a once ephemeral object becomes preserved like a bug in amber or like handprints on cave walls.

My photos become the basis for digital paintings, which are then printed on aluminum dibond, the same process by which street signs are created—echoing the material and scale of the original subjects.

(3rd & Folsom and Mission Between 8th & 9th #1 were exhibited at NYC's Hewitt Gallery in the summer of 2016. New work is in progress)

"3rd & Folsom" | Digital Painting on Printed Aluminum Dibond | 20" x 23" | Edition of 10 | $980

***

"Mission Between 8th & 9th #1" | Digital Painting on Printed Aluminum Dibond | 20" x 23" | Edition of 10 | $980

***

"McCoppin Street / Elgin Park" | Digital Painting on Printed Aluminum Dibond | 32" x 32" | Edition of 10 | $1260
Digital Collage

I have always gravitated toward the process of collage. Digital collage allows me to merge digital images captured through chance photography with other appropriated or "readymade" images.

"The 22nd Of June" | Digital Collage | 24" x 18" | Edition of 10 | $880
"The 10th Of July" | Digital Collage | 18" x 24" | Edition of 10 | $880
"The 14th Of July" | Digital Collage | 18" x 24" | Edition of 10 | $880
"The 15th Of September" | Digital Collage | 24" x 18" | Edition of 10 | $880
"The 14th Of March" | Digital Collage | 24" x 18" | Edition of 10 | $880
"Gauthreaux" | Digital Collage | 18" x 24" | Edition of 10 | $880
"The 20th Of March" | Digital Collage | 18" x 24" | Edition of 10 | $880
Biography

Originally from Portland, Maine, Jeb Knight is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and entrepreneur. His work has been seen in galleries, on stage, on billboards, in flash sales, in print and by tens of millions of viewers on social media.

As a practicing visual artist his work stands astride the digital and analog divide, applying formal techniques with cutting-edge technology. Working across mediums and incorporating chance operations, his work examines an array of contemporary issues ( i.e. consumerism, urbanization, sexuality, privacy, masculinity) through found and appropriated imagery—attempting to bridge the gap between digital and physical, between online and in person.

Until recently, he directed creative and digital marketing for the Broadway musical Allegiance, starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, and played a key role in the meteoric resurgence of Mr. Takei — commonly referred to as the #1 most popular personality on Social Media. He has worked as a designer and art director in entertainment, retail, and technology—from award-winning off-Broadway theatre companies such as The York Theatre and Second Stage to e-commerce destinations like Fab.com

Jeb is a magna cum laude graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a dual degree in Studio Art and Theatre. He currently resides in San Francisco.

Created By
Jeb Knight
Appreciate

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.