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207

2207 Shiloh Dr

Jason Brooks

Painting
Sea Legs
Sea Legs

2021, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 3/4 in.

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NFS

2021, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 3/4 in.
Sea Legs

2021, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 3/4 in.

$ 0.00 USD

NFS

Red Sky, Seaside
Red Sky, Seaside

2020, Oil on canvas, 44 x 40 x 1 3/4 in.

$4,200

Available in-studio and in online shop

Sevilla
Sevilla

2020, Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 x 1 3/4 in.

$5,200

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Fire Feeders Delight
Fire Feeders Delight

2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 44 x 1 3/4 in.

$4,800

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Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith

2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 44 x 1 3/4 in.

$4,800

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Past, Present, Future
Past, Present, Future

2021, Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 x 1 3/4 in.

$3,100

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Sea Legs
Sea Legs

2021, Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 x 1 3/4 in.

0

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Jason Brooks

About the Artist

Jason Brooks (b. 1972) is an Austin Texas-based artist who has been working professionally as an accomplished tattoo artist since 1992. Throughout his career, Brooks has been recognized internationally for his unique style of contemporary tattooing. In 2011, he became one of the only living tattoo artists to have a solo museum exhibition, held at the Dallas Contemporary. Since 2011, he has shifted his focus to painting and has amassed a prolific and idiosyncratic body of work. Brooks' paintings bring elements of the natural world in sync with capacities of the human mind. These may be through the use of perceptual anomalies, figurative mannerisms, or misplaced archetypes. Like a filmic still from the imagination, the work often presents a sense of isolation, unrest, or a paradoxical situation with no legible resolution. Many of the works are a found image through the excavation of paint.

Artist Statement

My paintings are a collage of my life experiences. Not necessarily filmic stills, but a dissection of internal emotions. Extracted from complex emotions and experiences; simple, non-grandiose images appear. Most of my paintings do not have a set narrative, leaving it up to the viewer’s imagination to navigate their own path through the work.As an artist, I’m always looking for an opportunity to create. A juxtaposition of imagination, recent experiences, and distant memories re-emerge and reveal themselves in a new way. During this excavation process, fields of color and a painterly surface make their entry, interlocking image and paint.Over the past several years, one of my favorite subjects to paint is the gorilla. As in the painting “Desert Dweller” 2020 they are depicted more as an emblem rather than naturalistic. I like to put them into exaggerated scenarios, sometimes human scenarios. They dominate the picture plane with their monolithic body mass, once again, against fields of color and an active surface.

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