South African-born painter Jarren Frame Takes NYC Art World By Storm

Jarren Frame is a South African-born painter who learned to paint as a child in South Africa from his grandfather Philip Frame — a Sunday painter and founder of Frame Textiles Group (one time the largest blanket manufacturing business in the world). Philip would teach his grandson to paint flowers on weekends, igniting a spark leading to a successful career that kicked off in October 2017 where he first exhibited with photographer Peter Cary Peterson at The SIXTY SoHo Hotel.

Since then he has released his first collection of 33 acrylic-on-wood pieces featuring the recontextualization of vintage James Bond imagery over modern-day landscapes. The idea was born during a trip to Sardinia, where the 1977 classic film The Spy Who Loved Me was shot. All 33 pieces sold out within a year, attracting a number of bold-faced name buyers such as Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers, Barron Hilton and a who’s who of hoteliers including Jason Pomeranc and Jason Strauss. His work is currently on display in prominent properties such as Surf Lodge, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Casa Apicii and Casa Malca Tulum, The Gramercy Park Hotel, The Bowery Hotel and MAMO.

He is currently working on a new series of 33 acrylic-on-canvas pieces titled “Colors,” inspired by the meaning we assign to colors and the overwhelming amount of data coming at us every day. “Colors” is set to debut in NYC next month.

CHeck out his work HERE.

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