Gentleman’s Game is a collaboration by artists Bran don Friend and Jason Douglas Griffin. The creative process was visually depicted by the duo in a featured piece titled “A Gentleman’s Game” in their 2011 show Identity Crisis, where two chess players are seen countering projected moves by the other. Friend and Griffin have unique mixed media approaches to art which fuse seamlessly together in their collaborative works.
Their distinctive process of layer-based mark-making or ‘imprinting’ creates pieces with incredible depth and texture. The painters, who met over a decade ago while studying at the University of Maryland, have been working together for a number of years, and explore themes of everyday life, sustainability, pop culture and myth. Gentleman’s Game is founded on mutual respect, trust, and fair play.