Jack Stricker is an American artist, born in 1987. As a native of San Diego, Stricker much like many of his contemporaries was influenced early on by Southern California culture. His passion for painting and illustration overtook his intellectual energy leading to further art studies, including printmaking. With a vast array of figurative works using themes such as contradiction, the movement of nature, and spontaneous humor, Stricker is being recognized for capturing moments we each relate to. Utilizing a range of mediums and style combinations, he paints multi-layered environments. These works detach from reality at times, managing to keep a familiar existence. Harnessing non-conventional objects, all the while creating a co-existence, Stricker shares his playful world of animals, stencils, women, abstract shapes and graffiti. Often using mixed paint mediums, such as oil paints and spray paints. The effect creates a raw yet refined feeling and texture. Jack is a graduate of San Diego State University and currently resides in Ocean Beach, California.