Jared M. Barbick, born in 1976, was raised in Palos Verdes, a picturesque seaside town in Southern California. Educated at both the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and the “school of life,” Barbick’s work is an innovative style incorporating features of pop art and expressionism in a genre he has dubbed “Pop-expressionism.” He also explores surrealism with paintings such as “Myriad small adventures” and “Farewell Party”. Paintings such as “Forgiveness”, “Paper Dolls” and “Bebop” illustrate the artist’s broadness of exploration, addressing subjects such as protesting the war in Israel, depicting the children’s life during the Holocaust and capturing the emergence of the Bebop era. He is credited for contributing a new way of seeing the often-painted musical culture of the world. In addition, he is credited for his exploration and manipulation of alternative mediums that are usually inflexible and fragile so as to construct a compelling and thought provoking piece.
Oil and acrylic paint. I try to avoid working in only 1 style as I believe and was taught by my grandfather - painting should be an exploration into both the familiar and unfamiliar.