Mystic. Laser etch, lacquer, aerosol, ink on wood panel, 23” x 30” (2009)
Moon And Star. Laser etch, aerosol, ink on wood panel, 23” x 30” (2010)
Arabian Oryx. Laser etch, acrylic, aerosol, ink on wood panel, 23” x 30” (2009)
Jason Thielke’s work demonstrates aesthetic elements that encompass both contemporary and traditional techniques much like modern architecture. This style emerges in deeply personal, figurative works, which comfortably contrast hard lines with soft features and mixed emotions. In the past, the artist’s process of drawing, composing, and transferring images has mirrored the planning, deconstruction and reconstruction phases of urban gentrification. This new body of work utilizes that same process to negotiate the complexity of human nature.
Later works speak to Thielke’s fascination with behavioral juxtaposition within the individual. The conflict between one’s ability to implement self control and compulsion to manipulate and constantly self-gratify emerges as a reoccurring theme. (cf. artist statement) Please visit artist’s website or follow his Tumblr for more works.
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