grid of images of ice cream novelties available from an ice cream truck

JoJo Anavim, Twenty Ice Creams (2022). Acrylic, Oil Stick, Solvent Transfer and Texture on Canvas. 48 x 60 x 2 in.

Ice Cream Paintings

NYC artist Jojo Anavim presents his new series of ice cream paintings at Empire Stores in Dumbo. The mixed media pieces are painted in acrylic and oil stick with heavy life-like textures that give the paintings a realistic feel while still keeping the playful visual language Anavim is known for.


JoJo Anavim

Blurring the line between mass consumerism and fine art, New York City based artist Jojo Anavim has established his body of work stemming from a background in graphic design and brand development. Previously a creative consultant for brands such as W Hotels, and Universal Music Group, Anavim crossed over full-time to fine art in 2013. His work continually employs bold color palettes, acrylic paint, oil stick, collage scraps, found items and advertisements Anavim has been collecting since his childhood. He is known for elevating the mundane by transforming everyday items into objects of transcendence. The paintings oscillate freely between playful and subversive. Triggered by his fascination with a child-like consciousness, Anavim challenges the viewer to not only see something beautiful but feel something as well.