Size: 22"W x 28"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
22x28" on canvas. Signed on both sides.
Jon Stucky was born in 1972 in Dover, Ohio on the Cusp of Ohio’s Amish country. His early exposure to art and design was the goods and products that the Amish created for use in everyday life. The strong use of colour and pattern used in quilts were especially intriguing to him and have an influence on his work to this day. His High School art teachers exposed him to the NYC Arts scene of the 1980’s and always had a steady supply of art magazines, show catalogues, and books available in the classroom which exposed him to some of his favourite artists including Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Jean Michel Basquiat. During his High School years he also spent time in New Zealand and Australia and also became interested in the works of the Maori and Aboriginal cultures. He is formally trained in textile design by The Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio. Along with being a painter he also creates elaborate and heavily embellished “Art Quilts”, that include the combination of hand painted and dyed textile along with the textiles of various cultures around the globe. The pieces are finished off with elaborate embroidery and beaded and embellished with hundreds of beads, sequins, buttons, and found objects. During college he became involved with the community arts department of The Cleveland Museum of Art and worked on many projects that involved going into the city to help create murals, costumes, and masks for a variety of events held by the museum each year. Stucky has also worked on Interior design for both commercial and residential clients across the USA. Having built a relationship with several of the old school American outsider artists, his design style relies heavily on the unique and naïve perspective in their work. His work is done stream of conscience and plays heavily on the relationship between perceptions of good and evil across many cultures. His strong interest in the Mexican festival of Dia De Los Muertos (The day of the Dead) has become an easily recognized aspect of his work and has created a group of collectors that specifically seek out these works. The paintings combine many different types of media including oil, acrylic, auto, airbrush, and spray paints combined with charcoal, chalk, and oil pastels. His work is included in many prestigious public and private collections throughout the world.