Jurell Cayetano (b. 1992 in Brooklyn, NY) is a visual artist currently living and working in Atlanta, GA. Born to parents of Honduran and West Indian descent, the artist uses mixed media (oil paint, graphite, gouache, and colored pencil) on paper to capture an array of Afro-Diasporic experiences.
Following in the legacies of early 20th-century painters, Jurell Cayetano’s work explores new ways of expressing elegance, beauty, luxury, and humanity – without relying on the conventional notions of the artist preceding him. The artist thrives in creating around individuals and locations he has emotional connections to.
He transforms photo references of peers and other people of color into narrative paintings full of expression and realism. In 2014, Cayetano received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been exhibited in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Charlotte, with many future exhibitions to come.