Jim Carrey is known worldwide for his unique and unmatched acting skills, which helped him rose to the top of Hollywood echelons and become one of the most prominent comedians. However, few people know that when he is not acting or serving fresh jokes, he is probably in front of a canvas, projecting his thoughts and impressions onto a painting.
And now, thanks to Signature Galleries in Las Vegas, Carrey’s paintings and limited editions will be available to buy for the first time at a special art event on September 23. But don’t expect to just rock up, tickets to the event are $10,000 per couple, the entire amount of which buys you a Jim Carrey artwork of your choice. You’ll also get to see Jim Carrey, who will be in attendance, and be plied with cocktails, hors d’overs, and live entertainment.
Vibrant and powerful, Jim Carrey’s paintings fall under Pop style are actually pretty good. Think of a cross between Warhol and Matisse and you have an idea of his aesthetic. There’s also a bit of Lichtenstein in some works, which include text elements.
Carreys share his passion for painting and sculpture as well as his love for color in a short documentary titled “Jim Carrey: I Needed Color,” in which the artist talks about his obsession with art and his influences and motivation.
“What you do in life chooses you,” he says in the video. You can choose not to do it. You can choose to try do something safer. Your vocation chooses you. When I really started painting a lot I had become so obsessed that there was nowhere to move in my home. Paintings were everywhere. They were becoming part of the furniture. I was eating on them. I found myself looking around at on point at really bleak winter in New York, and it was so depressing. And I think I needed color.”
The documentary finds Carrey hard at work in his art studio, and it features some truly jaw-dropping paintings made by the actor. Carrey picked up art six years ago as a way to “heal a broken heart,” and it’s produced some of his best work ever.