NARRATIVE + ARTISTS = NARRATISTS!
You might say, "narratists is not a word!" but to us, it is. We are a group of artists who use storytelling and narratives as part of our paintings and artwork.
The collective, founded in 2020, consists of J.C. Baez, Janice Aponte, Jon Lyons and Manuel Avila, all veterans of the Chicago art scene.
We use narrative elements in our work to tell visual stories. Many of us have worked in the illustration, comics and storyboarding fields and want to bring some of that fun aesthetic into our fine art work.
Our first show will be Steve Hackett: Horizons. An exploration and celebration of the maestro's music, solo and with Genesis.
We are also putting together a series of collaborative exhibitions with musicians, authors, film-makers etc. where we will use our art to explore the themes in their work and bring their ideas to life visually in exciting multi-media events. Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming events!
The Chicago Narratists will be going to L.A. in July with their celebration of the work of Steve Hackett and Genesis, featuring the paintings being created with the guitar maestro! With special guest artist Paul Whitehead, original cover artist for Genesis.
The show will run from July 9th to the 30th.