Mania in art

Jesse Black

Jesse Black is an artist living in Long Beach California. He is influenced and inspired by many different artists and musicians including David Choe, Banksy, Charles Bukowski and Tom Waits.  He uses multiple techniques and media to create art.  Sometimes he limits the pallet to one or two colors and uses a variety of canvasses including fences and discarded doors.  Other times he will paint larger than life painting using the entire spectrum of color.  His paintings are chaotic, busy, and undeniably beautiful.

This is a piece inspired by Jesse’s father and family who struggle with Bipolar Disorder.  It depicts the highs of manic behavior.

This is a piece inspired by Jesse’s father and family who struggle with Bipolar Disorder.  It depicts the highs of manic behavior.

Here are more pictures of his most recent pieces: 

Jesse enjoys street art and any unusual, different approach to artistic expression whether in paint, music or written word. Check out more of Jesses work on his Website or on Facebook!