Who is T. Jay?
T. Jay Santa Ana is an abstract expressionist exploring his identity in themes that deal with time, space, and line. He has a fascination with memory & nostalgia and a proclivity for depicting movement & vibration in his compositions. He is creating a body of work that can move through time and space using nostalgia as a vehicle by which he navigates the visual terrain. “The work I create is always the culmination of who I was, who I am, and where I’ve been –time and space overlapping above the trajectory of my life, entwined with the lives of my family, and our movements from one place to another.” His work is a visual narration of the forward motion of lines that began long before his brushes ever touched the canvas.
About his work
T. Jay’s work is the result of memory manifesting itself into visual form on various surfaces and with various media, primarily acrylic paint, spray paint, oil pastel, and color pencil. His use of color is symbolic, metaphorical, and guided by energy; the distinct layers are echoes of conversations that began elsewhere and ended as a memory; and the marks are punctuation for moments happening on the surface, strung together like several sentences that hold meaning and deep nostalgia.