Size: 30"W x 40"H x 3"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Painting: acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel and charcoal on Canvas.
This painting is part of an ongoing series capturing vintage mugshots. The reference photos that I am using are fascinating because they depict a snapshot in time of someone at a very discouraging point in their lives. I don't know the outcome of these people's lives nor would I share it if I did. I believe the mystery is what intrigues me.
I created this painting using a variety of materials, including acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastel. The painting is textured with layers of paint.
Jonathan McAfee (b. 1982) is an American painter working in Evergreen, CO. After graduating from Herron School of Art and Design (Indiana University) with a B.F.A. in painting, McAfee began focusing on the figure and his expressive application of paint. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions at The Harrison Center for the Arts (Indianapolis, IN) and The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Indianapolis, IN). His numerous group exhibitions include Red Wolf Gallery (Denver, CO) and "The Self-Portrait Show" at Gallery 924 (Indianapolis, IN). McAfee was recently awarded the second annual North American Artist Showcase (June 2016) through ArtFido and Professional Artist Magazine. McAfee's work is collected throughout the U.S. as well as Europe. He is currently represented by Artwork Network in Denver, CO and HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art in Wichita, KS.