artist statement


I see myself as an artist. I think I am an occasional poet regardless of medium, a director of sorts. I mainly exist as a bridge between a medium and an idea while I work to formulate answers for questions of our existential being and beauty within the modern world. My artwork often encompasses mediums of various paints and inks as well as graphite mostly on paper or canvas. My more experimental work comes from sculpture with wood or metal. Ultimately, I prefer to dissect broad issues of natural existence and beauty within the vessels of human form and nature. Often my works embody the perspectives of cubism paired with abstraction as I believe they are best used to understand the gravity of our existence. Most art to me is an attempt to investigate the unexplainable feelings and ideas of life, in turn, all my work lies in a constant struggle for definition. To define is to limit. 

Artistic Review by an Art Historian.


Lily Lacy-Hastings, Art Review from the U.K.

An enigmatic stranger. A detached beauty. A striking poise. Teal blue fades to terracotta, flows into lilac in the gentle waves of ombré hair. She pauses, a model of self-assurance in her silent serenity. The artist watches, takes note. 

Jimmy Cobb observes the world, absorbs the backdrop of Muskegon, Michigan, the landscape of his childhood. Intrigued, captivated, he seeks out and searches for the answers in a complicated, ever-changing world. He questions, challenges accepted realities, draws upon abstract concepts of poetry and philosophy, and channels them through his art.

He captures man's futile attempt to conquer time with a touch of the surrealist. He dissects a human face from the angle of a cubist. He draws inspiration from the old and reclaims it. This young artist, this creative mind has taken his unique voice to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design looking to be guided and inspired. Follow his artistic hand and watch this space. 

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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), 273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, United States

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