Los Angeles, CA
Image: He Knew That He Had To Leave
Jack Long grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Painting in oils on wood, his work draws heavily upon the tradition of storytelling, utilizing motifs and imagery found in mythology and fairy tales. His paintings reflect the modern world through a mystical mirror. Themes of community, sustainability, conflict, and love are all explored.
In these fantastic and mythological images, nature, society and our own habitats are transformed and presented back to the viewer, a process that the artist sees as inherent in our view of the world.