Jay Shinn


colored pencil and graphite on paper
15 x 20 inches

For a number of years, Jay Shinn has investigated the expressive and optical potential of color, light, and geometry. Visually stunning, if not perplexing at times, his works command the viewer to slow down and make sense of what they are seeing. In Paradise Highway XVIII, radiating bands of color are disrupted by circles and lines that shift their geometry to appear as if four tubular portals are jutting out from the page. Emblematic of Shinn’s work is a masterful and precise use of line and negative space to shape the perception of both 2D and 3D space. Shinn lives and works between Dallas, New York, and Berlin,​ ​and his works are​ ​held​ ​in a number of private and public collections worldwide.