Jason Messinger's art explores the boundary between identity and abstraction. His artwork is certain in its aesthetic quality, yet open in its intrinsic meaning.
Jason Messinger's PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS ON PAPER re-imagine the world into patterns and diagrams of movement and color, light and gesture.
The artist's TILE MURALS allow multiple ways to arrange the work, resetting the narrative for the viewer, who provide their own interpretations of the images. In the 'Palimpsests' mural series, objects from the real world leave bas-relief impressions on the clay, scripting a new language of forms and shapes.
Messinger's SCULPTURES have a strong identity, while remaining abstract in inspiration, moving through forms as one walks around them, creating a visual dance of mass and shape.
A full-time artist since 1995, Jason Messinger has work in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Besides his artwork, Jason Messinger writes fiction, poetry, essays, and criticism, and also curates art shows of local artists.
The artist's studio at the Cornelia Arts Building in Chicago is open to the public by appointment.
The artist maintains several Web based sites, stores, and blogs: