JP Pining knows who’s got a soft spot for their fuzzy little friends. In his second solo show at Secret Fresh, dubbed “Endless Loyalty,” he uses his trademark geometric style to illustrate different breeds of dogs, capturing them in riotous color. JP has a doggo to call his own, who is part of the inspiration behind this show, but another driving force was witnessing how people are changed by forming relationships with their dogs. Any pet lover would know what it’s like, and these bonds were on full display with all the pets running around that night.
When people look at his pieces, JP wants them to see their own beloved dogs and call to mind the happiness they bring to their lives. It’s impossible to think about these furry family members without feeling good, safe, and secure. And that’s exactly the experience JP is after.
His work has always carried an easy appeal, and by combining it with a dog theme, he’s created an irresistible collection. The show sold out before it even opened, proving he knows how people feel. It was a successful tribute, not only to canines, but also to every pet owner and lover.