Atlanta Artist Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan likes using unconventional and nontraditional materials

Filipino-American artist Jeffry Paclipan with hand-painted wearable, puzzle tie and mixed media, figurative, paper works in the background. (Courtesy of Jeffry Paclipan)

On the “City Lights” series “Speaking of Art,” local artists share insights into their influences, processes, and experiences in town. This edition features Filipino-American mixed-media artist Jeffry Wilcox Paclipan

He got started in art as a child, like most kids, but after receiving a coloring book from his parents that included tracing paper, he was able to color, trace, and re-trace images. He went on to figure out shading and line as well as positive and negative space. Being a shy child, Paclipan enthusiastically took to art classes in high school and continued to study art through college.

After graduating from college and being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in his mid-20s, he held an art show at a local university. After seeing the response to his pieces there, he decided to redirect what he wanted his work to be about. “I decided to use nontraditional materials. I frequented second-hand stores, and I’m a big believer in recycling and repurposing,” Paclipan said.

Over the years, he has mainly used nontraditional materials.

“Currently, I’m excited about growing with the City of Atlanta…New types of interesting people from all over the world are coming to Atlanta.”

You can find Jeffry Wilcox Paclipan’s work on Instagram here.