by Jonas Criscoe, Council District 7
Mixed media on panel, 2018
Courtesy of the Artist
Artist, Jonas Criscoe’s mixed media collages explore nature’s ability to reclaim the spaces and objects that we abandon. Utilizing various scavenged materials and appropriated imagery, Criscoe mimics the effects that wear and exposure have on materials to impart a sense of history and nostalgia through the surfaces of his works. Overlaid upon these facades are idioms of graffiti that act to reclaim lost or abandoned spaces with the voice of the individual, building up a densely layered patina—an aura of touch.