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Jason John  Pittsburgh, PA

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About Jason

My interest as an artist is related to how people look back into his or her past to retrieve memories of certain situations. Depending on the situation the individual has experienced can drastically alter the shape of a person’s memory and furthermore, a person’s identity. As a painter and draftsman, I represent particular memory situations from my own life and other people’s stories that have been passed on to me. Some or all of the figures in my paintings are partially concealed by a veil or mask. Concealing the identity of an individual takes away the personal narrative and identity attached to the represented individual or individuals. My artwork is meant to represent each individual or group of individuals in a memory fragment that has been shifted and altered by time and situation.

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"thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the honesty and would never take it the wrong way! Best,Jason"

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"pic a; embalment of a project/prospect in view of reaching a definite goal.pic b; forced belief/faith masks the true beauty of a person."

"Gorgeous, quality work. The women are too damn beautiful however, as in say 'Miami Vice.' Prefer crusty old ethnic characters far beyond model-perfection, current-fashion, robotic ... Stir in some more-obvious 'soul' and in my opinion, you've got it down cold JJ. Also DO something interesting with that 25% of prime-real-estate background; contexts add such crucial layers of meaning, association, emotion. You're obviously oozing with Talent, Skill and Perseverance, perhaps only-lacking Age; which of course will swoop down upon you eventually ... in short, GO guy."

"beautiful work, beautiful concept. love it"

"i prefer the second one."

"Thank you very much for all of the comments. I really love to hear the negative criticism as well. It is the only way I could grow! Personally I have been feeling a need to move the work in to another level. I have recently started a new body of work that will be released in Oct for my gallery press release. Hopefully this new work will be the next evolutionary step. Best,Jason"

"i like this photo.."

"not words can say how beautiful. only feelings from within you can experience the excellence of detail."

"BEAUTIFUL technique...they are really beautifully crafted and i love the contrasting pieces in the subject matter!!"

"i like the concepts"

"WOW!! What a painting"

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