Wayne Jiang - Painting

"I create simple, quiet compositions that visually communicate emotion within narrative realism: intimate scenes of family gatherings, unusual renderings of ordinary objects, subtle glimpses of everyday life. These images collectively reflect stillness, solitude, and mystery with an element of comfort and familiarity.

In my work I balance traditional principles of painting and contemporary design. Having been influenced by a variety of artistic genres and periods—17th Century Dutch genre paintings, 19th and 20th century American Realism—the works of John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth, and modern documentary photographers such as Evan Walker and Sally Mann are examples of artists that inform my work.

Bringing together traditional and contemporary design practices, my goal is to create works of art that retain a timeless quality while incorporating contemporary subject matter." -- Wayne Jiang