Jake Troyli is a young artist working with classical oil painting techniques, and making them his own.
With humor, and inspiration from both Rubens and Richard Pryor, his work explores race, identity and politics, and invites constant conversation.
Jake talks with Barbara St. Clair about his focus on perfecting his technique and why he chooses representational painting. He talks about growing up backstage at St. Pete’s American Stage, and how it’s easier to ask bold questions with art than conversation.
Find out more about Jake Troyli’s work at jaketroyli.com.
Read Creative Loafing’s article about his 2018 exhibition at the ArtsXchange – cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/theater/article/20991797/jake-troyli-at-the-arts-xchange-gallery-race-matters-addressed-with-comic-precision.
Explore Jake Troyli’s work during his time as a 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist at creativepinellas.org/jacob-troyli/.
Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.