There are many influences to be found in the colorful oil-paintings of Chicago based artist Jeremiah Ketner. At first there’s a touch of pop-surrealism: fantastic creatures in bright colors and exaggerated body proportions we all got to know and love during our childhood. Next to that there’s a sense of mystery to be found in these paintings. Although the bright colors and strong compositions make a confident expression most models shyly look away to avoid a confrontation. This together with the fairylike appearance of the women gives the paintings a magical, imaginative vibe.

Last but not least there’s the influence of Japan. After his first visit to Tokyo Jeremiah fell in love with the strong design aesthetics of the Japanese, as well as the cute or kawaii influences that can be found throughout the whole culture. It’s easy to spot these influences in his paintings: the mysterious atmosphere can’t hide his muses from looking cute and friendly. And… Do I spot a cute kitten there as well?

Combined these influences are a fantastic source of inspiration for Jeremiah, and are the base of his fantastic portfolio filled with vibrant paintings and custom toys. If you’d like to decorate your house with one of Jeremiah’s pieces make sure to check out his wonderful online store.

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