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Jody Rasch
updated: 07/28/2009
website: www.raschart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Einstein's Cross
Deficiency
Posibilities
Corona
Beauty/Basal Cell
Spin/Neutron Star
Cosmic Background
Thought/Neuron
Beauty 2/Basal Cell
Deficiency/HIV
Deficiency 2/HIV
Indo1
Paricle Shower
Spin/Neutron Star
Sweet/Diabetes
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, abstract, science, conceptual, pattern, systems, spiritual
 
 
Einstein's Cross by Jody Rasch
Einstein's Cross
Colored Pencil on Paper
2009
55 " x  66.5 " 
Deficiency by Jody Rasch
Deficiency
Colored Pencil on Paper
2009
69 " x  55 " 
Posibilities by Jody Rasch
Posibilities
Colored Pencil on Paper
2009
55 " x  87.5 " 
Corona by Jody Rasch
Corona
Colored Pencil on Paper
2009
87 " x  55 " 
Beauty/Basal Cell by Jody Rasch
Beauty/Basal Cell
Graphite on Paper
2007
68" x  45" 
Spin/Neutron Star by Jody Rasch
Spin/Neutron Star
Acrylic and pen on paper
2006
101" x  53" 
Cosmic Background by Jody Rasch
Cosmic Background
Graphite on paper
2007
65" x  45" 
Thought/Neuron by Jody Rasch
Thought/Neuron
Acrylic on paper
2006
117" x  53" 
Beauty 2/Basal Cell by Jody Rasch
Beauty 2/Basal Cell
Pen on Paper
2007
8.5" x  12" 
Deficiency/HIV by Jody Rasch
Deficiency/HIV
pen on paper
2007
805" x  12" 
Deficiency 2/HIV by Jody Rasch
Deficiency 2/HIV
Pen and pastel on paper
2007
8.5" x  12" 
Indo1 by Jody Rasch
Indo1
ink on rice paper
2007
18" x  24" 
Paricle Shower by Jody Rasch
Paricle Shower
Ink on paper
2006
7" x  10" 
Spin/Neutron Star by Jody Rasch
Spin/Neutron Star
Pen on paper - 2 panels
2007
8.5" x  12" 
Sweet/Diabetes by Jody Rasch
Sweet/Diabetes
Graphite on paper
2007
19" x  24" 

Artist Statement
Duality – abstraction and representation, the literal and the metaphorical, science and mysticism, the unseen and the seen – is a predominant theme in my work.  These pieces, based on electron microscopy, particle accelerators, and radio astronomy are an expression of both the patterns of the natural world and the metaphors underlying modern science.   They allow us to see the beauty in the repulsive, to find knowledge in the unknown, to observe the unseen to more clearly see our world. The techniques I use in creating the images are further expressions of duality.  Gold in images from science echoes the gold halos of religious icons and the tiny, fine lines are amassed to render microscopic and subatomic images on a large scale and the galactic on a small scale. 

The images are meant to be perceived as abstractions, in which form and color stand on their own, as literal images of concrete reality, and as a challenge to see the unseen and make the unseen seen.

Artist Bio / CV

J.D. Rasch is a New York based artist, who has been painting and exhibiting for the past 25 years.  He trained at the Arts Students’ League of New York and The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Mr. Rasch’s interest in the images and metaphors of science has paralleled his work as an artist.  He is a member of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), as well as the New York Academy of Science. He was chosen as ASCI’s Featured Artist in December of 2005 and was selected to participate in the 2007 New York Academy of Sciences Conference, “Biology and Art, One World or Two”. 

Exhibits include: 

Brenda Taylor Gallery/Battery Dance Company, Chelsea, NY - Dance and Art Collaboration

Confronting Mortality with Art and Science,  Antwerp, Belgium (virtual exhibit) Association Européenne des Illustrateurs Médicaux et Scientifiques (AEIMS) and the ‘Medical Artists’Association of Great Britain (MAA). In partnership with the Association of Medical Illustrators’(AMI), the‘Vesalius Trust’and‘Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.’(ASCI) of the USA.               

Pfizer's Corporation, "Un|Seen,” Solo Show, New York City – Curated by Barry Winiker              

Pfizer's Corporation, "Landscapes of Today's Science," New York City – Curated by Cynthia Pannucci, Founder/Director Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI)              

Gallery Oms, Fort Lee, NJ – Solo Show  

The New York Academy of Sciences, Art & Science: Two Worlds or One?  - Juried exhibitor

 

School of Visual Arts featured artist  February 2007