“enveloped by the ghosts of the closets to us”, (2011), oil on canvas, 18″ x 14“
“Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love”, (2011), oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″
“in an instant, a glimmer amongst the decay”, (2011), oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
“the volumes of our past”, (2011), oil on canvas, 14″ x 18″
“I hear not the volumes of sound merely”, (2010), oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″
“silently to and from the heave of the water”, (2010), oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″
“the knife thrower’s assistant” , (2010), oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″
“the best days are the first to flee”, (2011), oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″
Born in 1980 and raised in a world of latchkeys, comic books, and urban exploration, Sacramento-based artist Jeff Felker weaves those early inspirations into the visual narratives he creates today. Exploring themes reformulated from life and his formal background in literature, he creates narrative paintings that blend reality and dreamscape–the human figures within are located in conflicted worlds of emotional isolation. Using oil to juxtapose bright and muted color schemes, Jeff executes his paintings on canvas and board.
Alison Kranz, Jeff Felker’s PR, describes Felker’s new work
Jeff’s most recent paintings address nostalgia and the sense of loss that comes along with growth. By using the playground as the setting for his paintings, Jeff creates a mood of reflection–showing how our present collides with recollections of the past. Sometimes we are able to transcend the darkness of the past, and at times we are weighed down by it, but, always, we are shaped by it.