CJ Pyle

Region: Midwest

I’ve had an interest in drawing, and portraiture in particular, since I started out as an artist at a very early age. My motivation to continuously draw over the years has led (quite by accident) to what has turned out to be what I’m hoping is an individual kind of mark-making. Since around the turn of this century, this body of work has been my formal playground for line, texture, volume, form, and so on, along with what has turned out also to be a subtle (or not so subtle) commentary on self-image in our current popular culture that seems to be asking, Who’s to say what’s beautiful?