About the artworkThread #20 (Study B for Curse of the Fire God) is part of the latest series by California artist Jeffrey Palladini. He is a minimalist painter. This is Oil and Inkjet on archival paper, 12x16 inches. It has strong red coloring over a black and white background. It is currently unframed. This artwork features the a tribute to Woody Guthrie, the musical and social justice hero.According to Palladini:"My newest series is about digging into the idea of the influence of forces outside our control. Lately, this idea has included the seemingly random events that can often have massive effect and impact. The realization has crept in that one of the most fascinating things about this exploration is that, the more you try to exert control, the more the random creeps in, and visa versa. It is not lost on me that my tightly controlled painting technique is certainly in juxtaposition to, if not at odds with, my goal of representing the random."
Jeffrey Palladiniâ€™s unconventional portraits evoke feelings of sensuality and euphoria. While the San Francisco-based artist studied at California State University, it was in Florence that his true creative spirit was pulled forth from the beauty that surrounded him. Now his modern figure paintings breathe life with vibrant colors and flowing brush strokes. Unlike many portrait paintings, Jeffrey minimizes the amount of detail and information allowing the viewer to gain intense suggestions of emotions in an instant. The simplicity is reminiscent of Alex Katz.
Jeffreyâ€™s works have been exhibited in galleries across the United States and is in public and private collections worldwide. In 2012, Asterisk SF Magazine's Art & Design Issue named him one of San Francisco's top 20 artists. In 2013, one of his paintings was added to the art collection of the Four Seasons in Hawaii.