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Jake Bebout

Jake Bebout, "Marriage"

Oil on canvas
Jake Bebout, "Organ Donor"

Organ Donor
Oil on canvas
Jake Bebout, "Two Faced"
Two Faced
Graphite on bristol board

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What themes did you work on for this exhibition?
The paintings and drawings tell a story that summarizes the last eight years of my life. A reflection of my transition from the Marine Corps to UNCW, getting married and also having a child during my first semester here.

What is your process?
I was a film major, and only started drawing in 2017. To decide what I’m going to draw, I go through pictures, and think about the theme or topic I want to work on. I used to do photography as a film major and this has had an influence on me, I like monochromatic work. The paintings are blind contours, something I had never done, I wasn’t looking at anything for these compared with the drawings, and tried to break out of my comfort zone.

Plans after graduation?
I started apprenticing doing tattoo art last fall and I’m looking to go into this full time and hopefully open a tattoo shop.