I have never really been fond of art when I was younger but as I got older and have been attending more shows. I’ve started to admire and look at pieces of work in a different way. Above i have two pieces done by Jason Brammer one that i got to see in person at revision a show that my friend was throwing in Chicago were Alex Grey was also performing. I remember having a discussion in class about how picture just don’t do justice when viewing a piece of work at least for me I don’t really connect with it as I would in person. Even though pictures are sometimes all we have to remember things.
I’ve come to really admire Jason Brammers work after discovering him last year. He’s not just a painter but he is a sculpture as well. I choose these pieces because I really enjoy how he combines the two technique into mixed media. You can see in the first piece from his Time Machine collects called Chicago Spartan how he uses the wooden frame and incorporates the chain into the piece by hanging it from below. He does such a great job that when you look at it in a picture you think that it’s the chain coming down the painting truly. The second piece is from his Time Machine Collection but I was unable to find its name. The way he adds wires to the exterior of the painting is so persist that it really makes you have to look at this piece to determine whether its wire your looking or it’s what he painted. His ability to paint something to look as realistic to as exterior pieces he adds to his work is unbelievable. Pictures really don’t do justice with his work if you ever have the chance to view his pieces jump on it. You can find his work in the Hangaram Design Museum, Illinois State Museum, Verge Art Brooklyn and he had some permanent pieces in the collection of the Rockford Art Museum.
What do you think of his style of work?
Do you like art that it is deceiving at first glance?
Have you ever heard of this artist? If so how?