Toronto, Canada
Finding Inertia through the graffiti covered trains in remote Saskatchewan, fellow Canadian Jarus presents his debut solo exhibition. Showcasing a masterful blend of charcoal, spray paint, pastels and acrylic, the prolific freight muralist and graffiti writer finds himself juxtaposing his arresting portraits of both people and freights effortlessly, regardless of the medium. “Many of my subjects are people that I have met on my journey painting around the world, true forces of inertia, both of us moving together on momentum alone. I feel each portrait in this series is visually unique, but each subject is equally relatable as I capture each portrait as viscerally and honestly as I can, while staying true to the emotion created by these unique people and our interactions,” Jarus said while working at Inner State Gallery’s Artist In Residency studio.