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INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER

JESSE LANE jesse@jesselaneart.com | www.jesselaneart.com

Anatomy of Light The colored pencil works of Jesse Lane are true to life and communicate emotions.

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s a teenager growing up in Houston, Jesse Lane began taking art classes in high school, and then earned a degree in Visualization from Texas A&M University. He spent a semester abroad in Italy, where he began studying past masters works and, in particular, made a connection with the work of Caravaggio. The Old Master’s use of light was even an inspiration in Lane’s series Anatomy of Light. “My figures emerge into light and disappear into darkness…both literally and figuratively,” says Lane about the series. “Black backgrounds isolate the figures and put them in their own world, the world of their thoughts. Nothing is there except what they’re feeling.” That communication of emotion is one of the most important aspects to Lane’s art. “The realism is the technique, but the emotion is the art, and the two work

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1 Reveal, colored pencil, 19 x 28" 2 Jesse Lane in his Texas studio. 3 Riptide, colored pencil, 30 x 20"

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