Jason Burrell

Jason Burrell

In front of us is industry -- the world that was built, with I-beams, iron, brick, cinder blocks, paper, glass, plexiglas, fiberglass, steel, rebar, plastic, disposability, calogen and silicone. This imposition of bureaucracy and policy over contact is the largest of nightmares and most tragic of fates. Drawing is the surrogate that leads to the transmutation of this vision.

Balancing oppositional forces is the energy of my artwork. The immediacy of black and white on paper can be one of the most informal means of communication; yet its precedence and pedigree has witnessed our construction from shopping lists, plumber advertisements, ransom notes and DaVinci doodles. The decaying factory is our reality. Its antithesis and correct response is hope and aspiration for the future. This dream occurs in the realm of the aesthetic. Finally haunting alienation is vanquished when the humanless, nameless, exclusively functional is transformed into an aesthetic experience.

Drawing is the open medium that alleviates the weight of the subject. It is the embodying of optimism. It overwhelms and evades the strict geometry of structure. The drawing is an escape from regimented severity to livelier hope; ugly places in a moment of beauty. The restricted palette and open brushwork renders calculated construction with the passion of a gesture, rigid structure revealed through light; linear perspective drawn with organic paint.

"Drawing -- the intermediate somewhat between a thought and a thing." - Coleridge

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10391 ART5910 Studio Concentration Ⅰ Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Unavailable
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80009 ART6930 Graduate Seminar Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 7:15PM Unavailable
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50719 ART3951C Design Intensive Face2Face B M,Tu,W,Th 8:30AM - 12:20PM Unavailable
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10421 ART5910 Studio Concentration Ⅰ Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 5:50PM Unavailable
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80463 ART5941 Graduate Practicum Ⅰ Face2Face W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Unavailable
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80009 ART6930 Graduate Seminar Face2Face W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Unavailable
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Updated: Nov 3, 2016