Jacob Pedrana

Born and raised in rural Noosa Heads, Artist Jacob Pedrana’s current works speak to the wildness of the Navaho rodeo, induced by sub tropical colouring.

Rodeos, says Pedrana,

“are a metaphor for life’s wild ride. You’re on the horse, it’s bucking, and you’re partly in, and out, of control. Sometimes you get thrown off the horse; other times you tame the beast.” 

Fusing bold pastel acrylic block colours with the soft edge of an oil stick, a melding that transports viewers into the sensory balminess of countryside.

This unruly neo-expressionist style leads you on a nomadic journey through his lens.

Jake currently paints from his home studio in North Bondi where he lives with his young son, Ryka.