Jeff Schaller propels the viewer into scenes of seemingly unrelated subjects, his own captivating and complex sonatas. Simultaneously, they are pop and edgy, esoteric and direct. His textural art pieces incorporate representational form (from beautiful women to wine glasses) with the printed word. Using encaustic paint, a beeswax-based paint mixed with pigment and kept molten while painting, Schaller draws on lost and found images and words and language from advertising and popular culture. In essence, the visual and written symbols create a unique aesthetic language that is both provocative and whimsical.
Schaller holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the City of London Polytechnic and from Beaver College, PA.
In 2002, he received a highly coveted fellowship from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1998, Schaller was the recipient of the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Award. Schaller's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe.