Grand Canyon

Jeff Iorillo



Artist Statement

Jeff Iorillo is a Los Angeles painter working in acrylics on canvas, as well as richly inscribed and enameled works on aluminum, and sculptural works in archival cardboard, clay, beeswax and ashes.

His ongoing process exploration leads to distinct bodies of work, whose consistent through line is a bold abstract approach investigating materials, mass and momentum, color and gesture. 

The work lives at the boundary between control and chaos: a specific, usually invented, technique pushed to its breaking point to achieve a spontaneity and unrestrained quality beyond his original intention. 

Themes that assert themselves include challenging the boundary between painting and sculpture; the role of the artist's intention driving the work vs the work evolving organically on its own; and his ongoing search for authenticity in mark-making and composition.

In 2015 Jeff traveled to Japan for international shows in Kyoto and at the Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.  He has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Otis College and Art Center in Los Angeles. His work is acquired by individuals and corporate collections from L.A. to Hong Kong to Mexico City, and is commissioned for commercial installations worldwide. His work is regularly selected by Hollywood set designers for television and cinema.

Jeff is a Member of the Los Angeles Art Association. CV and complete list of installations, commissions, and film & television by request