JEAN PIERRE ARBOLEDA

Jean Pierre Arboleda was born in Quito, Ecuador. He grew up with a deep love of animals and nature and loved to draw and paint through out his childhood. He moved as a young adult to New York City and received his BFA in illustration at the School of Visual Arts and his Masters degree in fine art at the New York Academy. His obsession with animals and nature grew to encompass topics that concerned issues of evolutionary change, environmental toxicity, and war. The very humanoid qualities Jean Pierre gives to his animals challenges the viewer to see the world from animal’s standpoint: in a world without humans, where animals have dominated humans and sport human trinkets and shrunken heads. His subjects mutate and morph, struggle with destruction and chaos, and wrestle with societal issues and re-contextualize them with animals in a critique of humanity and compassion.

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Aglomeracion

2013, Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper, 7.25 x 4.75 in.

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Conejo Atómico

2013, Oil on Wood, 10 x 10.25 in.

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Creatures Sketch

213, Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Paper, 7.25 x 4.75 in.

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Encontre la Cabeza del Sapo

2013, Oil on Wood, 12 x 16 in.

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There is No Water

2013, Oil on Wood, 10 x 10.25 in.

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The Red Side of the Hippos

2016, Oil on Wood Panel, 10 x 10 in.http://www.afanyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Espiritu-Nocturno.jpg

El Felino de Oro

2016, Oil on Wood Panel, 20 x 16 in.

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