Few places in the US hold our fascination like New Orleans does. It’s heady dose of hard partying, spirituality and historic charm completely enchants us. Chicago artist Grant Schexnider ‘s work addresses the iconography of New Orleans and the bayou with bold strokes and a seemingly carefree style, much like NOLA itself.
You can practically hear the jazz horns, taste the andouille, feel the misquitos’ sting. His palette is rich and warm, like the colors of the city’s weathered buildings and vibrant characters.
Deliberately messy layers remind us of a city that doesn’t take itself too seriously in spite of its history of hardship. The cheerful resilience of the people of New Orleans may be captured in the warmth of Schexnider’s palette.
To see more of Grant Schexnider’s work, please visit his website.