Details:

This painting depicts the street facing facade of the artist's apartment complex. The exterior of the complex is bathed in red light, due to a fire engine parked out front.
Framed: 30.8 x 36.8 in.

① Artwork:

Yard with Fire Engine Glow

This painting depicts the street facing facade of the artist's apartment complex. The exterior of the complex is bathed in red light, due to a fire engine parked out front. The composition is based on a moment when the fire department was putting out a small fire in the rear of the building.

This work explores isolation in suburban Los Angeles, where the artist was born. This composition is part of a series of acrylic-based works that are intimate in size and investigate liminal spaces—transitional locations or states of being. Jake Sheiner's work explores how these quiet spaces can be perceived as abandoned or frozen in time, creating a slightly unsettling yet familiar feeling. For the artist, this nostalgia for a place never visited is a part of the Los Angeles landscape and related to its ubiquitousness in pop culture.

Specs:

36 inches
30 inches
with frame
36.75 inches
30.75 inches

③ Artist:

Jake Sheiner

Jake Sheiner’s cinematic paintings depict a nostalgic Los Angeles landscape that viewers are familiar with through pop culture. Drawing inspiration from Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, David Hockney and Lois Dodd, the artist’s work similarly transforms everyday moments into memorable narrative scenes. Sheiner’s compositions explore the undercurrent of isolation and loneliness underneath the beautiful LA landscape, which is frequently obscured in favor of presenting an ideal self.

Jake Sheiner:
Yard with Fire Engine Glow, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
30.0 × 36.0 inches /