Jason John

Jason John is a realist painter who is not afraid to incorporate expressionist technique in his paintings.  There are themes he explores about identity and life’s circumstances, but those themes are not easily pinned down.  The figures stare out at the viewer in settings simultaneously natural and surreal.  Leaving wide open the possibilities of just what this are could mean.  Kara Pound, writing for the Jacksonville paper Folio Weekly, writes “Jason John is one of those regional artists who have you wondering, ‘Why is he still here?’ It's not that we want him going anywhere. It's just that it seems like his raw talent and visceral body of work would be better suited for a bigger city.”

 

He has shown around the country in both group and solo exhibitions. He is frequently featured in national publications of art. See Jason John's website.