We are proud to present our latest exhibition 'Not a Life Saving Device' by international artist SJ Fuerst. Known for surrealism and hyperrealism, Fuerst’s paintings stop us in our tracks, the women featured feel so real you'd expect them to wink at you.
Born in the idyllic and classic suburbs of Connecticut U.S.A. “...complete with white picket fence,” SJ Fuerst now lives and works on the Maltese island of Gozo. SJ studied at both The Florence Academy of Art and London's Atelier of Representational Art, the technique may be traditional but the subjects are fresh and contemporary.
One of the best working artists today by GQ Magazine, SJ’s paintings can be found in private collections around the world. The work often has a dark undercurrent, carefully and masterfully entwined with a cute, playful innocence and a formal, fashion seriousness. What truly sets Fuerst’s paintings apart is the fusion of both classical and pop sensitivities.
“I try to strike an interesting balance of moods in each painting. Life is fascinating because it’s full of fun things, serious things, beautiful things, and some dark things. I want my work to reflect this.”
Now showing at Hancock Gallery, appointments available Tuesday - Saturday from 10am until 4pm.