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'True Colors' Acrylic on Canvas, Jor Smith Michel

5,000.00
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'True Colors' Acrylic on Canvas, Jor Smith Michel

5,000.00

Lynda Sylvester discovered Jor Smith Michel during our time in Savannah and she was immediately taken with this young artist. We are so excited to share this work with you.

 

48x48

Acrylic on Cavnas

True Colors

$5,000

(For further information and more photos of this piece please email us at office@sylvesterandco.com)

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Lynda Sylvester discovered Jor Smith Michel during our time in Savannah and she was immediately taken with this young artist. We are so excited to share this work with you.

 

48x48

Acrylic on Cavnas

True Colors

$5,000

(For further information and more photos of this piece please email us at office@sylvesterandco.com)

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by Margaret Annie Johnson aka Maya Angelo, we know him by the shortened name Jor Smith Michel. Born, Jordon Michael Smith Mitchell he drew on tables in the classroom and created drawings for classmates for a dollar. Art came natural and his early commissions inspired him. When Jor Smith Michel was 12, he was sponsored by a program called G.O.Y.A. (Guild of Youth Artists) where he sold 2 pieces of art at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences Museum in Savannah, GA. He only created two pieces of art, and they both sold the same day at the exhibit. One was a hand sculpted clock, painted and made of clay (titled: The Human Clock). The other was a hand crafted stool painted with an African theme (titled: The African Stool).  Moreover, immediately following his first exhibit, Jor Smith Michel was featured on local news station, WTOC, for being such a young and talented upcoming composing artist. At 13, in one year, he painted 2 murals in the surrounding area of Savannah. One was for a local a hospital, and the other a sandwich company branded Schlotzsky's deli. American artist, Jor Smith Michel was heavily influenced by art in many ways during adolescence when he resided in Europe for 4 years; albeit, his mother was a 1st Sergeant Major in the military.  As a Georgia native and local, this was his first time seeing works by Rothko, Basquiat, Klimt, Lichtenstein, Koons, Kaws, Banksy, Pablo, Leonardo, Pollock, Warhol, Condo, and Matisse, to name a few. This life changing experience led Jor to be heavily inspired to rediscover his childhood designs. Relentlessly, he sketched and studied to build his name and a new pedigree. Then there was the dark period. Dormant from fame and confined his art studio, Michel grew to become the lad we know today. He has composed hundreds of different mediums throughout the years. Influenced by his city's artsy character, great artists, life, and sketch book collection, Jor Michel's art subtlety captivates the conscious and subconscious thinkers. With his abstract style, dark tones, bright colors, splatters of paint, and undefined lines, the rhythm of his brush strokes has a style of its own. His style is surely neo hyper eclecticism, ushering in a wave of new, young, and experimental art.

 

ABOUT THE WORK

"My name is Jor Smith Michel. I am an abstract artist. I entered the art world to continue the traditions of functional artists that I had grown to admire. My intent was to focus on controversial art: sexual, political, philosophical, and word play compositions; things that people could see every day. Ultimately, my abstract art, while visual, ultimately became conceptual in nature exploring various two dimensional constructs making political, societal, social economic, social psychological, and social philosophical statements to enhance aesthetic paradigms from an abstract point of view.

My intention with art is to conceptually link, to connect as it were, it's natural, raw, unprocessed, imaginative visual forms with a bona fide defecation. My work has attempted to elevate through gallery exhibits, and video documented representations through the installation process. I am deeply indebted to learn more and to create to enhance the progress as an abstract artist. Current creations are radical, hand painted and symbolic juxtapositions."