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Jason Clay Lewis
updated: 03/21/2013
website: www.jasonclaylewis.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portal
Portal
Portal
Portal
Portal
Portal
Portal
Portal
Black Tide Tower
Black Tide Knight
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil, gesso on roofing tar paper
2012
36 1/4 " x  28 1/4 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil, gesso on roofing tar paper
2012
36 1/4 " x  28 1/4 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil, gesso on roofing tar paper
2012
36 1/4 " x  28 1/4 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil, gesso on roofing tar paper
2012
36 1/4 " x  28 1/4 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil, gesso on roofing tar paper
2012
36 1/4 " x  28 1/4 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil on canvas
2013
64 " x  60 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil on canvas
2013
64 " x  60 " 
Portal by Jason Clay Lewis
Portal
Oil on canvas
2013
64 " x  60 " 
Black Tide Tower by Jason Clay Lewis
Black Tide Tower
16 gallon steel barrel, enamel
2011
216 " x  168 1/4 " 
Black Tide Knight by Jason Clay Lewis
Black Tide Knight
Steel, fiberglass, cloth, enamel
2012
76 " x  27 "  x 18 " 

Artist Statement
As an artist, my approach has always been, intentionally, to confound and challenge attempts to make things fit into what we already know and think. I strive to question perceived beauty, passion, life, death, and creation.  I have an urgent conviction that art is a passionate and essential affair, as if a matter of life and death, where one senses the only response to death is art.  Without glossing over the violence of the natural world I asks questions about man's suicidal folly, the one we call progress, a merger into a pathetic religion of commerce and profit, of false facades, and using a strategy to make us reconsider our world of visual imagery.  I tinker with these visual explanations, trying to give them purpose, direction, and meaning.  Always perfectly aware that knowing this constant probing does not have a sequence to a perfect solution.  Atypical and fascinating, as an adventurer blending expression, analysis, and experience, I use every means and media available to explore the love of knowledge and depict limits, while trying to push those limits even farther.  My interest in unique materials helps to develop my ideas of attraction verses repulsion allowing my work to have both a strong visceral feeling while maintaining a direct cerebral presence.“  

Artist Bio / CV
Jason Clay Lewis came to New York in 1991 on a scholarship and internship at Universal Limited Art Editions.  From 1992 - 1994 he worked with Jasper Johns as his personal studio assistant.  Continuing his education, he graduated from The Cooper Union with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1997.  Jason has been actively showing for the last several years both nationally and internationally.  His work has appeared and reviewed in publications including Art In America, World of Art, Art On Paper and The Los Angeles Times.