Jared McGriff is a Los Angeles-born Oakland-based artist. His abstract, figurative and portrait watercolor and acrylic paintings are inspired by visual distortions, memory fragments and ephemera. Capturing the expressions, cultural cues and transitory familiarity of his surroundings, Jared’s work is at once accessible and universal in its depiction of the human condition. His approach to the collective conscious is informed by both his international travels and time in the American West. His voyages are distilled in his paintings, with their simple line, color and composition.
“I’m interested in the spaces that exist between our vision and cognition. Our memory only registers a fraction of what we see on any given day. What gets lost in the mechanics of vision – this visual waste or unstructured data – informs my work, and how I approach my practice.”
September 22, 2019