This Jaime Treadwell is Heavily-Hued and Surreal

 - May 17, 2012
References: jaimetreadwell & booooooom
Philadelphia-based artist Jaime Treadwell's paintings are wonderful, whirling hodgepodges of style and subjects, full of texture and brimming with depth.

In terms of color composition, the works share an unmistakable likeness with Kandinsky pieces. Buzzing electric blues contrast primly with jet-black backgrounds for a sharp and defined effect. While Kandinsky tends to be abstract, Treadwell aims for more figurative concepts. Blue Anachronistic Art

Classicist statues of noble Romans and Catholic saints are interwoven with more contemporary tropes like trailer-homes, swimming pools and beach balls. In this way, Treadwell seems to contrast a dignified (or glorified) past with a kitsch, even seedy present.

Whatever the interpretation, his work is undeniably aesthetically pleasing. The color scheme is biting, the composition is balanced and coherent and the figurative depictions are on point and well rendered.