Piece description from the artist
'Utopia' is a cityscape dealing with poverty amidst the gritty city environment. The piece also highlights the solitude and isolation one can face in society.
Bay Area artist Jaime Longa's work has examined many subjects throughout the years ranging from narrative trompe l'oeil still life paintings to evocative urban landscapes. He explores concepts that challenge viewers, enabling them to delve deeper into the subjects being portrayed. A graduate of Academy of Art University with a BFA and MFA in Painting, Longa's current work touches upon the many facets of urban life. His paintings contain multiple layers and textures that provide emotional, cultural, and spiritual depth. Longa's paintings can be found in numerous collections and have garnered recognition from publications as Southwest Art and The Artist's Magazine.