James Deeb

Throughout my 35-plus year career as an artist, my work has most often been described as expressive and dark. I agree with the former term, but have always chafed at the latter. In my mind, a work of art is only truly “dark” when it indulges in some form of ‘schadenfreude’ or morose delectation. A large proportion of my work deals with dark themes, but I gain no perverse satisfaction from creating or presenting it. Instead, I use my work as an attempt to find empathy and pathos for the subject, no matter how “dark.”

Website: jamesdeeb.com