Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) // jawcooper@gmail.com

April 16, 2013

"Laid Bare" // Solo show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery (April 2013)

"LAID BARE"
J.A.W. Cooper
April 5th-28th

J.A.W. Cooper was born in England and grew up in Africa, Sweden, Ireland, various other locations throughout Europe, and California. Cooper's love of drawing and curiosity toward the natural world evolved naturally as she traveled around the globe. Inspired by forms found in nature, curio cabinets, fashion photography, the grotesque, alien, and flawed, Cooper makes a living as a freelance illustrator, gallery, and sketch artist and currently lives and works in downtown Los Angeles, California.

J.A.W. Cooper's newest series, Laid Bare, explores vulnerability as both a source of strength and discomfort. Flaws are authentic and humanizing, and when we allow others to see our flaws, when we accept vulnerability as necessary, we open ourselves up to truly authentic experiences and relationships. This series is about the struggle to release anxiety and fear and an exploration of the constructive and destructive power of vulnerability.


Online preview: CLICK HERE


Please contact the gallery director Matt Kennedy with inquiries:
info@laluzdejesus.com
(323) 666-7667



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"Burden"

ink, gouache and metallic acrylic
Image: 5.5"x7.5"
Frame: 12.5"x14.5"

(**SOLD**)


























"Phoenix"
ink, gouache and metallic acrylic
Image: 5"x7"
Frame: 11.5"x13.5"
(700$)





























"Larva"
ink and gouache
Image: 5"x7"
Frame: 11.5"x13.5"
(650$)




























"Gilded"
ink, gouache and metallic acrylic
Image: 6"x8"
Frame: 13"x15"

(**SOLD**)























"Fledge"
ink, gouache and metallic acrylic
Image: 6"x8"
Frame: 13"x15"
(700$)





























"Let It Go"
mixed media: ink and gouache on stonehenge / graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate
Image: 6"x8"
Frame: 13"x15"

(**SOLD**)


























"Malice"
mixed media: ink and gouache on stonehenge / graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate / metallic acrylic
Image: 6.5"x8.5"
Frame: 13.5"x15.5"

(**SOLD**)


























"Tyrant"
graphite on frosted acetate
Image: 7"x10"
Frame: 13"x16"
(700$)

























"Choke"
graphite on frosted acetate
Image: 10"x7"
Frame: 16"x13"
(700$)




























"Indelible"
mixed media: gouache on stonehenge / graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate
Image: 8"x8"
Frame: ~15"x15"


(**SOLD**)


























"Nomad"
mixed media: gouache on stonehenge / graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 14"x17"
NFS


























"Wounded"
graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate
Image: 8"x10"
Frame: ~15"x17"
(775$)






























"Gasp"
ink and gouache
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 15"x18"

(**SOLD**)




























"Flinch"
ink and gouache
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 15"x18"

(900$)



























"Rattle"
ink and gouache
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 15"x18"

(**SOLD**)


























"Rot"
ink, gouache and metallic gouache
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 15"x18"
(**SOLD**)



























"Rise"
ink, gouache and metallic gouache
Image: 6"x9"
Frame: 15"x18"

(**SOLD**)

























"Sanctuary"
mixed media: ink and gouache on stonehenge / graphite and acrylic on frosted acetate / metallic acrylic
Image: 12"x8"
Frame: 18"x12"

(**SOLD**)



























"Snare"
ink, gouache and metallic acrylic
Image: 8"x12"
Frame: 12"x18"

(**SOLD**)




























"Monster"
ink, gouache and metallic gouache
Image: 12"x16"
Frame: ~18"x22"

(**SOLD**)


























"Petrified"
ink, gouache
Image: 14"x10"
Frame: 23.5"x19.5"
(1,250$)

























"Shapeshifter"
ink, gouache
Image: 11"x15"
Frame: 20.5"x24.5"

(**SOLD**)


























"Howl"
acrylic and oil
Image: 36"x15"
Frame: ~46"x25"
(**SOLD**)






































"Mourn"
sculpey, glass eyes, acrylic paint
sculpture: 8" tall
dome/base: 9.5" diameter 10.5" tall

(**SOLD**)




































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Thank you to everyone who supports me and my personal work.

Love,
Cooper