The Three-Piece

Artists by the Numbers

Three works of art. Two minutes each. One artist.

The Three-Piece.

3… Three works. Straight outta the collections of Black Art In America comes three compelling pieces of art for this week, including Tierra, Untitled, and Paula and Arielle.

2… Two minutes. We encourage you to take at least two minutes to view each of these works, study them, and connect with them. See which ones speak to you, challenge you, and-or inspire you.

1… One artist. The artist behind today’s works is Jurell Cayetano, who was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents of Honduran and West Indian descent. Graduating with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Art in 2014, Cayetano uses mixed media on paper, ranging from oil paint to graphite to gouache to colored pencil.
The focus of Cayetano’s body of work is to follow in the footsteps of the early 20th century painters by exploring news ways of expressing elegance and beauty. His work is about presenting the subject in the most luxurious way possible, but without relying on more conventional ideas of elegance. While he concentrates on portraiture, Cayetano finds it hard to paint individuals and spaces he has no emotional connection to, so his subjects are usually those closest to him, or people close to them.

Okay, now that you’ve been briefed, we’re gonna hit ya with The Three-Piece:

“Paula and Arielle” by Jurell Cayetano 16 x 20 inches, gouache and color pencil on paper with matte –unframed

“Tierra” by Jurell Cayetano 10 x 12 inches, gouache and color pencil on paper with matte –unframed

“Untitled” by Jurell Cayetano 11 x 13.5 inches, gouache and color pencil on paper with matte –unframed

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