Jared “Jestr” Pereira | Available art for sale
Self taught artist focusing on graffiti and painting mediums. I have great experience working in
teams on a wide variety of projects. From high-end commercial productions as a lead artist, to coordinating workshops and exhibitions for the public and other artists, I focus on professionalism and tenacity to ensure the best results for the project. I strive to always be in a state of learning and keen
observation, especially when working with others. I specialise in large-scale painting, particularly in
pressure-based mediums. I am particularly passionate about transforming urban facades/ spaces
into artworks, there by turning public spaces into galleries where anyone is free to access art in their
daily lives and are encouraged to engage their surroundings. I have been producing works like this
for over 14 years, in a variety of contexts, and have great experience when it comes to engaging
within the public realm to produce these works. I have experience in running retail operations in and
outside of the art industry, through which I learnt to effectively manage teams and perform under
pressure to exceed the desired outcomes. I am an optimistic person who focuses on gaining
positives in any situation, and I strive to see the best in others and encourage those qualities.
I’m predominantly interested in self-developed arts and styles that are focused in public space, and
how this can impact change on the viewers and the space itself over time. I’m also interested in art
as a personal journey and as a useful, progressive means of appreciating life. Developing yourself as
an artist and developing works within public space allows for a more candid reflection of one to the
other, giving the artist reference and inspiration which is direct, and the public and space becomes a
place for honest dialogue through art. I’m interested in producing authentic art experiences (for
myself and others), where viewers are left with lasting and impacting impressions. I’m also
interested in art forms that are accessible to anyone from any background, regardless of financial or
social status. I’m producing works like this, large and small, on a consistent basis.
I have a focus on painting as a discipline in my personal practice, as well as painting artwork-specific
sites. In my studio paintings, I paint predominantly on found objects to echo the “site as much the
artwork” sentiment I employ in public painting; although recently I have started exploring more
conceptual studio works and different printing mediums too. I’m also interested in the power of
objects and how this power translates depending on the context of the object.
Graffiti is a community-based artform, both in the way it operates amongst its practitioners and in
the way the artform manifests in public space and broader communities. Therefore, it has a power
through which it can tackle problems and underlying issues and be directly in contact with people
who are affected by them. Research is conducted by physically going into communities and engaging
with them through producing graffiti art (either solo or with other local graffiti artists) in their spaces
and documenting it. Through doing so, topics are aired/discovered and then explored further
through studio works. I like to conduct research that explores how spaces are impacted by this, and
how actively engaging with the spaces can change how people perceive and engage with each other.
I’m also interested in how new and unique heritages/ cultural practices are formed through
migratory settlers populating foreign lands, particularly in youth groups.