Jerstin Crosby

Region: South

  Jerstin Crosby is a Southern artist who currently makes paintings assembled from shaped wood, realized in saturated tones. There is a degree of real and illusionistic depth offset by Crosby’s use of hard-edge, vibrant color. The elements and their surroundings define each other through cutouts in the wood panel supports. Sometimes shapes are removed to reveal the wall behind, while other times you see still more layers and textures building upon each other.

Crosby has used digital tools from early in his practice, starting with the emergence of programs like Microsoft Paint, which has influenced his aesthetic in its colorful simplicity. This reliance on software allows for executions that push beyond painterly instincts using a limited vocabulary of elements that form figurative motifs, serving as character studies, “current moods,” and signifiers of the human condition.