Jeff CYLKOWSKI

After completing high school in Indianapolis, IN, Jeff  Cylkowski moved to San Francisco and was an active graffiti writer in the flourishing graffiti/street art movement of the mid/late 90's. Jeff spent several years working with community arts and youth leadership projects in San Francisco and Philadelphia before moving to New York, where he complete his undergraduate studies in painting at the Pratt institute in 2006. Since 2--9 he has been working with the artist, Jeff Koons, overseeing the painting and graphics production of the Popeye and Hulk Elvis series sculptures. Jeff continues to make work that examines the history of abstraction, and the possibilities of paint. Using dense layering, mark making, process, and graphic pattern, the work is an accumulation of movement, light, and space, the pictures seek to further explore the connection between perception and visceral experience within the viewer.