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Today we’d like to introduce you to Jean-PierrJean-Pierre Verdijo is an artist from New York, currently working out of Austin, TX. His work involves painting, sculpture, and collages of what he calls significant papers, newsprint, maps, candy wrappers - see for yourself @artofjeanpierre on Instagram.  He sat down to talk with us about how artists from the past and present (and especially Basquiat) have influenced his work.e Verdijo.


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Creativity is actually everywhere. Whether it’s a custom-made wall hanging in a local cafe or beautiful blue velvet couch at your favorite hotel, it’s amazing how many unique elements of art and design we pass by every day. However, when these things catch our eye, we’re left wondering: “Who made it?” “What’s the story?” and “Where can I find more?”

Wescover connects the people, places, and stories behind design objects that impact our everyday lives. Here, each item has context like you’d find in a gallery—from who the original Creator is, to what the story was behind it, to where you can see their work in the real world.


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Today we’d like to introduce you to Jean-Pierre Verdijo.


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In two different current Austin shows, Jean-Pierre Verdijo and Joyce Howell can't get past the surface of their artwork. And this isn't necessarily ...

Scratching Surfaces
by H.C. Arnold April 23, 2016

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Beyond the Bio is a series that takes you past the canvas and into the minds of the artists and curators who build the contemporary arts community.


Even before the Rosetta Stone announced the coronation of King Ptolemy V, art has announced and commemorated great historical events. Perhaps the success of a crowdfunding effort for OAuth2 Apache plugins is not as noteworthy as the establishment of a divine cult for a new ruler. But for geeks in two-thousand years, who knows… maybe it will be a pivotal event! With that somewhat ridiculous idea in mind, I asked Jean Pierre Verdijo, an Austin painter, to work on a commemorative art series that would provide an update to the 2011 Artista Family Tree painting (see below): (1) one for Gluu (2) one for Falcon Systems Consulting of Japan, who was the largest sponsor of the crowdfunding, and (3) one for auction to the community.

Auction for “Internet Graph” Painting by Jean Pierre Verdijo to Commemorate CrowdTilt Success!

by Mike S.
September 11, 2013

Creative Expressions

Published on Aug 30, 2018



Watch Episode of Creatives Expression as Natasha & Kisha interview artist, Jean-Pierre Verdijo. You can check out his art at

Art For The People 

Published on Mar 31, 2016

Jean-Pierre Verdijo installs his piece Boundless for his upcoming show Baptism of Desire at Art for the People Gallery.

Fresh Goose Podcast

Published on Apr 24, 2015

Fresh Goose Podcast 20 with Jean-Pierre Verdijo check out his solo show at is up now! Check it out if you are in the Austin area. We talk on art, moving around too too much, getting older, etc. His art rules! So enjoy whilst you wash dish or what have you. See ya'll at the next podcast :)

Art For The People

Published on Feb 24, 2016


Jean Pierre Verdijo: Utilizing painting, collage, photography, and often combining the three in his process, Jean-Pierre Verdijo offers a range of expression and perspective in his work. Dealing with themes of journey, relationship and the integration of conflict, Jean-Pierre harvests and up cycles many of his materials, marrying ideals of environmental awareness, personal insight, social responsibility and fine art.


Show at Little Pink Monster Gallery

Published on Feb 22, 2015

Jean-Pierre Verdijo speaking about his upcoming show and the Little Pink Monster Gallery.