Clockwise from top left:
Rebirth, (detail) Oil on canvas, 2016 60 X 73 cm;
Monarch Danaus plexippus Butterfly 3, 2014, Oil on canvas;
Jesse Waugh at Allan Ramsay's Studio - Brighton, England, 2015;
Pink Peonies, 2016, Oil on canvas, 146 X 97 cm;
Restoration, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 146 X 97 cm;
Xiaolin, 2015, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas;
Dive, 2015, Oil on Canvas;
Brighton Butterfly: Red Admiral Butterfly 1, 2014, Oil on canvas, 100 X 120 cm
Jesse Waugh had an epiphany early in 1995, at which point he realized that he would make the communication of Beauty the goal of his life. A numinous revelation inspired him to devote his art to the cause which he would later label Pulchrism: The championing of Beauty as the purpose of art.
His work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and at various galleries and venues. His artist monograph has been archived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Britain, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Agnes Gund Collection, and others.
Employing painting and video as his primary media, Jesse Waugh has had his work broadcast on the BBC, National Geographic, and also Peruvian television. His work has been the subject of academic study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Brown University in Rhode Island, and Los Angeles City College in Hollywood.