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Jay Hanscom

Jay HanscomBorn and raised on the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, I spent two years at Langara College in the Fine Arts Program, and finished my studies at Emily Carr University in 1998 with a major in sculpture and drawing.

In my work, I use traditional drawing mediums such as pencil, coloured pencil, and
oilbar, as well as the use of industrial materials, such as epoxy resin and auto body pin-stripping.

I produce work that has a strong connection to history and, in particular, a rebellious,
romanticized and glorified history. Both pop culture and art historical contexts infiltrate my work, along with a generous amount of dark humour. Creative explorations are strongly influenced by my passion for, and broad interest in, music and film, childhood space adventure movies, classic westerns and hotrod/motorcycle gang culture.