Jared Small has always been captivated by the decaying homes and rundown neighborhoods of the Southeast United States. Despite socioeconomic shifts and exterior facelifts, their bones remain the same.
The center of each painting focuses on a painstakingly accurate image of a house or individual while the background dissolves into abstract elements that devise an emotional and dramatic interpretation of the subject. This technique allows Small to hypnotize the viewer into a dream-like state, caught between the realities of the obvious image and the possible mysteries that lay beneath the surface.
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