Mr. Jago

The paintings by Mr. (Duncan) Jago are like hurricanes of color and brushstrokes. His artistic career began with his intense interest in graffiti art, which led him to study illustration in Bristol. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Mr. Jago’s works have progressively developed toward abstraction, losing any reference to the form. Instead, he employs both acrylic and spray paint on large canvases to render nonrepresentational scenes that give the impression of staring into space and being able to see the entire light spectrum. With vibrant colors saturating drips, bursts, and evocative strokes, Mr. Jago elevates his materials beyond the grass roots aesthetic associated with street art.