The Sculptural Marvels of Justin Gaffrey’s Art

Justin Gaffrey was a chef before becoming a visual artist. His art is textural, and he also creates sculptures. Some of his works is created using latex caulk mixed with house paint, which is then applied with a palette knife. This gives the work a raised appearance, and yet in Justin’s hands it takes on a delicate feeling.The sculptures created by Justin evoke a deconstructed and symbolic approach to art, but they retain a coherence and beautiful balance. You can see much more of Justin Gaffrey’s work on his Instagram or his Flickr. Thanks to Storify.

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Chef and restauranteur-turned-artist Justin Gaffrey blurs the boundaries between paintings and sculptures with his eye-catching landscapes and floral creations. The Walton County, Florida-based visual artist aptly describes his method of art as “sculpting with paint.” Working primarily with palette knives and a countless assortment of acrylic paints, Gaffrey manages to produce beautifully textured works of art inspired by the natural world around him.