Jay Baracus is a Calgary-based artist who creates figurative paintings with acrylic and ink. His work reflects his connection to the human condition, as he explores mood and emotion in his subjects. He uses a rich palette to infuse each canvas with energy, and a controlled chaos to create expressive and colorful scenes. He invites audiences to discover the universal themes of identity, culture, and belonging in his visual narrative – drawing inspiration from personal experiences and various sources of literature, music, and cinema. He is an emerging talent who continues to refine his craft and develop his understanding of the human psyche.

Website: http://jaybaracus.carrd.co

The Orchid
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 43”

Acrylic on Hardboard
14” x 18”