Jim Dee

Born in Chicago, IL

(From the website of the artist)
Being born and living in and around Chicago my entire life it was inevitable that it seeped through my facade and became the inspiration for my work. The city is amazing, holding its own against the Lake and all that it hurdles upon the shore. But I look for a different perspective. I look at the overlooked, the parts of the city that get passed by day after day: the rust, the cracks, the effects drought on by patience, persistence, and time. I believe that beauty is not produced quickly and that it is not, and should not, be complicated. That is why it is hidden. It has been there all along, every day, asking for nothing and giving if one would only take the time and look. That is how I paint, it was inevitable. My facade was up, and it has cracked and now through this once formidable force is growing the simple beauty of an ever-present truth that was lying right in front of me all along.

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