JAKE MESSING

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

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Friday • August 5th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is thrilled to present ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD, an exciting solo feature debuting an incredible series of work by Jake Messing. A brand new collection of 8 acrylic paintings, this showcase is an unforgettable example of Messing’s signature execution and adept technical prowess.

 

Glimmering jewels brought forth in voluptuous chiaroscuro, flanked and adorned by shimmering beetles, flowers, and crawling crustaceans– Messing delights the eye in tandem with delighting fantasy with every piece of this show. Each marvelous example of light’s marriage to shadow is captivating, commanding attention to every highlight and providing testimony to Jake’s ability as a realist painter. Most visually intriguing is the contrast of texture, giving not only a juxtaposition of conceptual subjects but that of ocular feel. With Precious Garter, the satiny nature of a snake’s scales in delicate harmony with the cold, metallic glint of precious metal and pavé-set stones is nothing short of magnificent. In Chaceon-Fenneri, a flutter of blue morpho butterflies caresses the brassy shell of a crab, all caught in a floating dance of wonder.

 

These subjects and their unity throughout this body of work are the product of Messing wanting to bridge the gap between his artistic practice and his work as a luxury brand designer. Noting that there is potential danger behind what appears as precious, Jake’s underlying message is for one to take the time to look deeper at what is presented before you.

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

 

Jake Messing's ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD exhibition will be on view from August 5th - September 4th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of September 11th, unless other arrangements have been made.

All items marked with a red dot have been sold.
Payment plan options are available.

Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Chaceon Fenneri" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 14" x 14" $2000 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Scorodite" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 6" x 8" framed to 7.5" x 9.5" $600 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"The Rarest of Rare" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 9" x 12" framed to 10.5" x 13.5" $1100 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Rarest Roses" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 11" x 14" framed to 12.5" x 15.5" $1600 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Precious Garter" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 8 " x 10" framed to 9.5" x 11.5" $900 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Tourmaline" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 6" x 8" framed to 7.5" x 9.5" $600 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Amethyst" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 6" x 8" framed to 7.5" x 9.5" $600 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Emerald" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 6" x 8" framed to 7.5" x 9.5" $600 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all works marked with a red dot have been sold.

Payment plans and worldwide shipping is available

Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"It's not always Black and White" (2022) acrylic on birch panel 18" x 24" $2000 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Imminence" (2021) acrylic on panel 11" x 14" $850 USD

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Jake Messing
Jake Messing

"Chrysanthemum Cluster" (2021) acrylic and gold leaf on panel 8" x 8" $600 USD

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