Jes(US)

Jes(US)

Léo(nardo) Pereira
Country
Born 1975, Brazil; Residing Brazil
Dimensions
28 x 23.52 x .75 in.
Medium
Mixed media (acrylic, magazines, shirt, wood, and string)

The artist combines several elements—17 canvases that make up one work, multiple people cut from magazines, and many names from around the world, including ancient and latter-day apostles—to illustrate the idea that humanity is composed of individuals who make up a whole. We are united by the sacrifice of our Savior, represented by a white shirt opened to reveal a bleeding heart.

"Todos somos iguais perante Deus porque nosso Pai Celestial enxerga em cada um de nós— independente de raça, cor da pele, origem, ou situação social—Seu Amado Filho Jesus Cristo, nosso irmão."