The Town of Carrboro's Arts Committee presents a virtual art exhibition entitled "Pure Luxury" by Jermaine Powell.
Jermaine “JP” Powell is a North Carolina based mixed media artist and muralist. Originally, from Cleveland, Ohio, JP holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings and public art projects explore the complexities of human relationships, materialism, and consumerism.
As a world traveler, JP’s travel experiences have inspired his use of various luxury objects used in his work. Both American and international currencies are often featured symbolically in his work. In his Modern Currency and Pure Currency collections (2018-2020), JP also uses bold, colorful textures, flowers, patterns, and mosaic tile.
JP is the co-creator of the Breathe: Life After Death group art exhibition featured and the Block Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. JP’s artwork has also been featured in Cary Living Magazine, Duke University, Art Space Galleries, Raleigh Arts, The City of Durham, and the Durham Art Guild. He is fortunate to have collectors throughout the United States, Argentina, Japan, South America and London.
In June 2020, JP was formally announced as the 1st place winner of the Fuquay-Varina Plein Air Paint Off. JP’s work has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Ohio, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.
Recently, he completed the “COMMUNITY” mural on the side of the Gray Squirrel Coffee in Carrboro.
The series in this show, “Pure Luxury”, are a variation of portraits painted on plates with extravagant decorations such as gold, sparkles and jewels.
Purchasing Information: $450.00 each 12” x 12” Mixed Media