Art Commissions in the Spotlight

Artist

Jeff Kapfer

Project

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Client

BJC HealthCare

About the Artwork

Our client’s vision for the upper levels of the hospital was to instill hope through sky-related imagery like birds, hot air balloons, and clouds to illustrate the theme of Bright Horizons. In keeping with the theme, local artist Jeff Kapfer was commissioned to paint a flock of birds in his signature abstract style.

With its minimalistic and modern appeal, the painting, titled “Flight,” is lighthearted with an attractive simplicity. A flock of birds is represented through shapes and strong lines, rather than intricate detail. The commissioned piece complements the woodsy and rustic interior finishes throughout the hospital.

About the Artist

St. Louis artist Jeff Kapfer harnesses his childhood love of birds and themes from everyday life as inspiration for his bright, bold paintings. Employing his background in graphic design, he makes use of both contrasting and monochromatic color schemes against distinct black lines to create his playful and lively paintings. Colorfully recognizable in his identifiable style, his paintings are featured throughout the region.

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