Jeff Crystal Fine Art
Jeff Crystal is an escape artist from Neverland whose studio practice is all about having fun. Ask Crystal to talk about his work and you’ll get a response that is sandwiched somewhere between Shel Silverstein and Robin Williams. On my first attempt to figure out why he does what he does, his answer was The Desert Queen’s Breakfast Menu. ”Your asp eggs are served!!! Just the way you like them!!! Over hard and venomously spicy!!! A side of desert sand grits to stick to your ribs and fill in those gaps between your teeth!”
He’ll gladly side step the issue of a serious artistic conversation, by taking you on an adventure that includes pre-digested coffee beans via some exotic jungle cat to his mad-cap adventures in Mexico —the influence of which is still very clear in his works.
We’ll probably never get a straight answer out of Crystal. It’s simply not his style. Instead, we will have to settle for his work which reflects his keen wit and playful joy through palette and subject.