Jacques Bredy, Petite Legba (detail), 2011. Pencil and chalk on toned paper, 16 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Newark artist Jacques Bredy works in a meticulous, realistic style that exposes his exploration of “subtlety of texture, the sensitive characteristic of line, the fluid aspects of gesture, form and tonality.” He writes, “my work is honest, obsessive, arduous, and liberating… the exploration of my subjects, is the grand intention, the diversity of them reflects the multifaceted palette from which I am able to choose. Contrast is an important element in my work. The people, the objects and their juxtaposition. I explore the questions that making my art presents. I embrace the communication it conjures. It is the grand conversationalist.”