Jeff Amante

JEFF AMANTE

Who is Jeff?

I consider myself to be an illustrator, graphic designer, and mild-mannered maker of marks. I’ve always had a passion for drawing–as a child, comic books proved to be an excellent source of inspiration and imagination. Later, I earned my BFA in Illustration from the California College of the Arts (CCA) where I was introduced to the works of Kathe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Aubrey Beardsley, Albrecht Durer, Sue Coe, Marshall Arisman, Barron Storey, Alphonse Mucha, Francisco Goya, Edgar Degas, Jan Saudek, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, and Sylvia Plath. So many different artists with as many different modes of expression, all of whose work influenced me deeply. I also explored other mediums, such as sculpture, printmaking, photography, assemblage, and poetry. After college, I studied graphic design. At first, to only learn the applications InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop-The Holy Trinity, but, the more I learned, the more I was drawn into the world Graphic Design.

About Jeff's Work

Jeff's work is influenced by his love for comic books, horror movies, and erotic art. I primarily work in oil, or acrylic paints, however, I do have an affinity for mixed media often adding pen and ink, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, gesso, and a simple white-out pen to the mix. As an illustrator, my work strives to find the core, the essence, of an idea, and wrap design around it to tell a story.

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"I’ve always had a passion for drawing–as a child, comic books proved to be an excellent source of inspiration and imagination."
Recently Created with Jeff at The Urban Art Shop