Jerry W. Gann has been producing Art for over a two decades being involved in over 65 group shows and solo exhibitions.
Born 1974 in Texas, He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his EC-12 Art Teacher Certificate in 2006. Mr. Gann currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and remains a dedicated Teacher, Artist and Father.
Mr. Gann’s older paintings often consist of manipulated vintage advertisement images and themes, other works are derived from photographs (portraits) in which the artist uses traditional oil painting techniques with contemporary flare. Currently Mr. Gann is has been working on mixed media collages’ that amplify painting and the creative process.”
My mixed media paintings have me involved in the act of collage as a means of communicating poetic relationships I find in nostalgic refuse. My earlier work had me focused on the combination of paintbrushes, wood, silicone, polyurethane and oil paint as a way of joining object and surface. I am interested in incorporating unconventional art making materials within the context of my expressive brushstrokes. My most recent body of work combines discarded objects that I have found and reintroduced by means of regeneration and defilement in order to question aesthetic beauty. As these lost items are introduced into the painting surface they become disguised by the refreshing quality of color and form in order to be rediscovered again by the viewer.