Art has always held a special place in humanity. Much more than a mere aesthetic, an artist’s work sometimes serves as a message or one of the most profound expressions of self – each piece of art an additional thread to the endless tapestry of our time on earth. Jean Edouard Jr., like many before him, has added his thread alongside that unique group of people who bring color and a vibrance to the world.
Jean Robert Edouard Jr, better known by his professional alias “O’skoo,” is an aspiring artist, muralist, and painter whose passion for art is exemplified not only by his unique artistic interpretation but in the way he motivates and supports other young individuals to break the mold and explore their own creative and artistic talent. As an artist, Jean primarily identifies with the Visual arts, which, according to him, allows him to express the full range of his emotion and skills through design, drawing, jewelry, fashion, painting, and decorative art.
Right from when he was young, Jean has found inspiration in his day-to-day activities, drawn from music, poetry, dance, and even from the local kids on the basketball court. That streak has evolved into an individualistic approach that has become the hallmark of his artistic identity – a fluid style that he adapts to suit each rendition of his work. “I never liked the idea of mass-producing my art … because I believe that everyone should have something different when it comes to my art pieces.”
Another distinctive trait of this exceptional artist is the heart that goes into his craft: He states that the entirety of his work as a creative are products of much more than his abilities or flair. Jean unadulteratedly empties himself into everything he creates, irrespective of the project. The work becomes an embodiment of the artist, and as such, he remarks that everyone who owns an art piece made by him will always have a part of his love, sweat and heart.
Jean Edouard Jr. has set out to make a difference, to reshape the artistic sphere with his art, one project at a time. He has taken up the challenge to not only light up the world with his imaginative fire but to ignite that same fire in others – particularly in up-and-coming artists. He is passionate about inspiring them into the unwavering pursuit of their dreams and unearthing everyone’s unique artistic voice.
The 32-year-old artist and father has already begun leading his son in his footsteps. Despite a significant amount of time spent producing art, Jean Edouard is a dedicated father who loves spending time with his son and has formed a father-son artistic partnership with him since he was a toddler. “He likes to paint like me, and I make sure he is around me when I am painting, or if I go to art shows, galleries or museums.” Jean loves getting messy, goofing around, and having fun with his son, and although being a father comes with its accompanying set of challenges, he has discovered that, like art, patience is the key.
In the coming years, Jean hopes to own an art gallery that focuses on underground artists and musicians, helping to bring their talent to the limelight. He hopes that through his life and craft, he can continue to spark others’ creativity and become a beacon in the industry.
To learn more about Jean Edouard Jr. and see some of his art, connect with him on Instagram.