A new short documentary is showcasing actor Jim Carrey’s talents as a visual artist.
“Jim Carrey: I Needed Color” is a six-minute documentary providing viewers with a brief look into Carrey’s passion for painting and sculpture.
The video shows Carrey working fervently in his art studio. In voice-over, the comedy-actor-turned-artist talks about how he always sketched as a child but finally decided to paint six years ago while trying to heal a broken heart.
Carrey first unveiled his pop-style paintings in 2011 in his self-titled gallery show “Jim Carrey: Nothing to See Here,” in Palm Springs.
“What you do in life chooses you,” Carrey says in the documentary. “You can choose not to do it. You can choose to try do something safer. Your vocation chooses you. When I really started painting a lot, I had become so obsessed that there was nowhere to move in my home. Paintings were everywhere. They were becoming part of the furniture. I was eating on them. I found myself looking around at on point at really bleak winter in New York, and it was just so depressing. And I think I needed color.”
Carrey’s artwork will be on view and available for purchase during a private art event at Signature Galleries in Las Vegas on Sept 23. Tickets to the event are $10,000 per couple, and the entire cost of the tickets is applied to a Jim Carrey artwork of your choice.
The documentary, which was directed and produced by David Bushell, was released on Vimeo three weeks ago and has already been viewed 2.4 million times. It has since become one of Vimeo’s “Staff Picks.”