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Jeff Gillette

Jeff Gillette's paintings examine the aesthetic structures and visual patterns of human settlement, specifically that of shantytown style slums in India and South America. To the artist, there is something ineffable behind the obviously chaotic and desperate appearance of these places — a universality of human spirit and a strange beauty which comes out of the necessity and raw honesty of the will to survive.

Despite the seriousness of his observations, Gillette sees ironic and amusing juxtapositions that occur when Disney, corporate logos, and pop icons from consumer culture shows up as building blocks of shanty settlement construction.. His works reflect these ironies as well as add a playful dimension to art historical relationships.

Jeff Gillette has been profiled by KCET Artbound in Los Angeles, as a follow up after he participated in Banksy's "Dismaland"in Weston-super-Mare, UK. CNN interviewed Jeff on video about his involvement. Channel 4 also has a segment featuring Jeff.

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NEW! Discount Package of 4 Gillette Prints
DISYLND
Dubai Landfill Mickey

Cinderella’s Dress
Cinderella Carriage Crash

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DubaiLandfillMickey

Dubai Landfill Mickey
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Edition of 50, 9 APs
13 x 20” (paper)
11 x 19” (image)
2016
$200

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Continuing his series of Disney characters finding themselves in unexpected, sometimes comprising positions, Gillette has created a unique image of a confused Mickey in a landfill with Dubai in the background. This image is partly derived from an original painting, and partly a digital collage.


DISYLNDposter

DISYLND
Digital Print on Prodigital Silk Text Paper
Open Edition
Signed by the artist
13 x 19” (paper)
9.6 x 17" (image)
2015
$48

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CinderellaCarriageCrash

Cinderella Carriage Crash
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Edition of 100, 11 APs
Signed and Numbered by the artist
15 x 20” (paper)
12.5 x 18” (image)
2015
$200

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Jeff Gillette has created an exclusive limited edition giclee reproduction of his original collage work in partnership with Bert Green Fine Art. In the Artist's words: "While searching through kid’s books (for collage material for a painting) I came across “Disney’s Princess Collection” with pictures of Cinderella, her carriage and two distressed-looking horses. It was uncanny that those few pages had all the printed elements of the visuals of Banksy’s Cinderella Carriage Crash at Dismaland. For the giclee print, we enlarged the original to bring out the printed-matter quality with the half-tone dots resembling the Benday dots of the paintings of Roy Lichtenstein, one of my favorites.”


CinderellasDress

Cinderella’s Dress
Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Edition of 60, 9 APs
13 x 20” (paper)
11 x 19” (image)
2016
$200

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Working in his usual, wry style, Gillette employs the Disney birds who so artfully assist Cinderella in making her dress, to help the people of the slums with their housing needs.


untitledslumroofs

Untitled (Slum Roofs)
Ink, Ink Wash, Graphite on Paper
image 4 x 6" frame 9 x 11"
2016
Framed
$600


micshacksurprise1

Mic-Shack ‘Surprise’
Ink and Acrylic on Board
7.25 x 9.25 image, 11 x 14” mat
2016
$700


untitledslumlineart

Untitled (Slums)
Ink on Paper
image 3 x 5" frame 9 x 11"
2016
Framed
$600


disneycastlelandfill01LG

Disney Castle Landfill (01)
Acrylic and Collage on Board, Matted
image 10 x 8", frame 18.75 x 14.875"
2016
Framed
$900


DisneylandSignDisdain

Disneyland Sign "Disdain"
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 12"
2016
$2,000


item21

Minnie Hiroshima Series #7
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24"
2016
(From the Minnie Hiroshima Series of 12)
$4,000


MinnieHiroshima08

Minnie Hiroshima Series #8
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24"
2016
(From the Minnie Hiroshima Series of 12)
$4,000


beach

Beach
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 36"
2015
$5,000


Stilts

Stilts
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 36"
2015
$5,000


snapcracklepopjasperjohns

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Johns
Collage, Found Frame
9.13 x 7.5"
not dated
Signed on back right side
$250


beatlesXX

Beatles XX
Collage, Found Frame
12.25 x 15.25"
not dated
Signed on back right side
$250


jesusmushroomcloud

Jesus Mushroom Cloud
Collage, Found Frame
9 x 11"
not dated, unsigned
$250


kinkaidnudist

Kinkaid Nudist
Collage, Found Frame
10.88 x 9"
not dated
Signed on back right side
$250


mickeyjasperjohns

Mickey Jasper Johns
Collage, Found Frame
7.63 x 9.5"
not dated
Signed on back right side
$250


skylineslum

Skyline with Slum
Collage, Found Frame
11.25 x 9.25"
not dated, unsigned
$250


BanksyMinnieNagasaki1

Banksy Minnie Nagasaki

Giclee print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper
Edition of 60, 10 APs
13 x 20” (paper)
11 x 19” (image)
2016
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