About the artist
SJ Fuerst, who was born in Connecticut in 1987, lives and works in Gozo. Fuerst was named by British GQ as one of the 15 best artists working today. SJ Fuerst’s work is beautiful and funny, and can be found in private collections all over the world. Drawing from fashion, pop art, and contemporary culture, Fuerst’s paintings create a surreal world where the animals are inflatable and the women feel so real you expect them to wink at you. SJ’s work often has a dark undercurrent, but it’s carefully entwined with a playful innocence. What truly sets Fuerst’s paintings apart is the fusion of classical and pop sensitivities – the technique may be traditional but the subjects are fresh and contemporary.
SJ Fuerst studied painting in New York at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, Florence at the Florence Academy of Art, and finally in London at the London Atelier of Representational Art.
Artworks by this artist