For a decade, Jai Vasicek spent his childhood embracing the lifestyle of a "sea wanderer" while living on a boat with his family. At the tender age of 18, he embarked on a global adventure that took him to destinations such as Brazil, Africa, Mongolia, Indonesia, Europe, and various parts of South America, eventually returning to Australia at the age of 23. Subsequently, he inaugurated his initial gallery in Port Douglas. However, following the devastation of Cyclone Yasi in 2011, he interpreted it as a sign and decided to relocate to Byron Bay.
Jai's artistic creations serve as a jubilant embodiment of diverse art forms, incorporating a blend of mediums. These pieces draw inspiration from his extensive journeys and showcase a rich palette of colors, intricate prints, and patterns influenced by the sea, forests, exotic creatures, bold symbols, religious symbolism, and captivating female figures, ranging from Polynesian beauties to enchanting ocean sirens.
'For me, creating beautiful things for people is such a gift. I think if I couldn't exist being creative I might as well be dead! I'm just so happy that I am able to create and paint and deliver a story every day' - Jai