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Jason Brammer

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Cosmic Axis, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 30" X 11"
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Where Earth Meets Sky, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 24" X 24"
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Temporalis Intersectus, 2012 Graphite on Paper 12" X 9"
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Mercurial Lapis, 2012 Graphite on Paper 12" X 9"
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The Shining Point Where All Lines Intersect, 2012 Acrylic and Mixed Media 26" X 26"
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"Time Machine XIV", 2008 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, and Tubing on Canvas 12" X 36" (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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"Musical Landscapes", 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 72" X 48" © Jason Brammer
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"Folding The Future", 2009 Acrylic on Paper, Framed 21.88” X 32.5” X 1.38” (total Framed Size) © Jason Brammer
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Detail from "The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture" Installation, 2009 Acrylic © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine XXVI", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 24" X 24" (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine XXIV (Experiments In The Pasture)", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 24" X 24" (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine X", 2008 Acrylic, Tubes, Plaster and Antique Hardware on Cavnas 24" X 24" (canvas Size)
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"Folding The Future III", 2009 Acrylic on Paper, Framed, 2009 © 2009
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"Atomsphere", 2008 Acrylic on Paper 12" X 9"
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"Time Box V", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Masonite 12" X 16" (masonite Size) © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine XLI", 2009 Acrylic, Leather, Pulley, and Antique Hardware on Masonite 37" X 17" © 2009
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"Time Machine XXVIII", 2009 Acrylic, Tubes, Wood and Antique Hardware on Canvas 48" X 24" © 2009
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"Time Machine XXXIV (Into The After pt. 3)", 2009 Acrylic, Plaster and Antique Hardware on Canvas 48" X 36" © 2009
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"American Time Machine, Revisited", 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Velvet, Sign Board and Antique Hardware on Canvas 36" X 72" © 2009
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"Time Machine XXXI", 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Tubing and Antique Hardware on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2009
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"The Moon, My Portal III", 2008 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper © Jason Brammer
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"The Moon, My Portal VII", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 12" X 36" (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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"Time Box X", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine XLIII", 2009 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Masonite © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XXIX (Returning To The White City 1893: Part 1)”, 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Wood, and Tubing on Canvas 36” X 36” (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XLVII (Machine Box)”, 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Copper, and Recycled Leather on Masonite 24” X 6” X 2” (masonite Size) © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XLIX”, 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Wood, Copper Wire, and Tubing on Masonite 27” X 28” X 3” (total Size, Including Attachments) © Jason Brammer
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Detail from "The Future Is Recording Over My Pasture" Installation, 2009 © Jason Brammer
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"Recording The Future", 2010 Acrylic on Paper 16" X 8.25" © Jason Brammer
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Painting 11" X 3.5" © Jason Brammer
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"Cameron's Universe", 2010 Painting 30.5" X 41.5" © Jason Brammer
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“American Time Machine, Revisited”, 2009 Mixed Media 36” X 72” (canvas Size) © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XLIV (Threading The Future)”, 2009 Mixed Media 19.25” X 12” © Jason Brammer
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Painting 5” X 16.75” © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XLVI”, 2009 Painting 16.5” X 7” © Jason Brammer
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"Soundscape I", 2010` Acrylic on Illustration Board 12" X 8" © Jason Brammer
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"Cameron's Universe", 2010 Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas 30.5” X 41.5” © Jason Brammer
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"Recording The Future II", 2010 Acrylic on Illustration Board 10" X 6" © Jason Brammer
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"The Future Is Flowing Through My Pasture", 2010 Acrylic and Plaster on Canvas 56" X 38" © Jason Brammer
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"Sound Box (Folding The Future)", 2010 Acrylic on Illustration Board 9.25" X 11 © Jason Brammer
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"Time Box XI", 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, and Cable on Masonite 22” X 18.5” © Jason Brammer
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"Sound Machine I", 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Cable, Copper Wire, and Vacuum Tube on Masonite 9.5” X 9” © Jason Brammer
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"Sound Machine II", 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, and Wire on Wood 7” X 8.5” © Jason Brammer
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"Time Machine XLIII", 2009 Acrylic, Antique Hardware, Wood, Cable, and Salvaged Leather on Masonite 24" X 13" © Jason Brammer
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“Time Machine XXXIII (Returning To The White City 1893: Part 4)”, 2009 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, PVC Pipe, and Tubing on Canvas 62" X 52" © Jason Brammer
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Time Machine LVIII: Remembering Louis Sullivan, 2010 Painting and Assemblage © Jason Brammer
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Time Machine LXI, 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Salvaged Leather, Cable, Velvet and Metal on Wood 18" X 11 1/2" © Jason Brammer
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Time machine LX (Entering the Pasture), 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Antique Hardware, Wood, Tubing and Copper Pip on Masonite 40" X 24" © Jason Brammer
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Time Machine LI, 2010 Acrylic, Plaster and Cable on Hand-carved Sign Board 42" X 48 1/2" © Jason Brammer
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Futura Obscura, 2011 Acrylic and Plaster on Hand-cut Masonite and Salvaged Wood 23" X 48" X 2 3/4" © Jason Brammer
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Time Machine LV (Transmissions from the Pasture), 2010 Acrylic, Plaster, Anrtique Hardware, Wood, Velvet and Tubing on Canvas 60" X 45" © Jason Brammer
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Soundscape IX, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 7 1/2" X 8 3/4" © Jason Brammer
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Recording the Future VIII, 2010 Acrylic on Illustration Board 20" X 10" © Jason Brammer
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Recording the Future VII, 2010 Acrylic on Illustration Board 7" X 5" © Jason Brammer
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Untitled (Floating Tape Reflected in Water), 2010 Acrylic / Ink on Illustration Board 7" X 5" © Jason Brammer
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Untitled (Waterscape with Lens Flare), 2010 Acrylic on Illustration Board 7" X 5" © Jason Brammer
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Lunar Compression, 2011 Acrylic, Antique Hardware, Metal, Salvaged Wood on Illustration Board 14" X 7 1/2" © Jason Brammer
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Main Stopper, 2011 Acrylic, Antique Gauge, Salvaged Wood on Illustration Board 15 1/4" X 4 1/2" © Jason Brammer
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Measuring the Golden Rule, 2011 Acrylic, Plaster, Salvaged Wood and Masonite 9" X 10 1/4" © Jason Brammer
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Pressure Too Low, 2011 Acrylic, Antique Gauge, Salvaged Wood and Illustration Board 16" X 11 1/2" © Jason Brammer
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Lancaster, Ohio
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Chicago, IL
Works in
Chicago, IL
Tags
mixed-media, pop, installation, realism, surrealism, exhibition/performance
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Never Waiver
Gallery19
Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT:
I make a variety of artwork, including paintings, works on paper, and mixed media hand-painted assemblages. I paint primarily with acrylics using a combination of airbrushing and traditional paintbrush techniques. I like to give my pieces an aged or antiqued feel and often layer paints and plasters to achieve the look of rusting, weathered metal. People often ask if my work involves any photography and the answer is “no”; the imagery in my artwork is all painted by hand.

My mixed media work, such as that of my Time Machines series, merges painting with the art of assemblage. The pieces, at their core, are paintings on canvas, masonite, or other surfaces I construct by hand. Then, at various stages of creating each one, I integrate one-of-a-kind antique or vintage parts, such as handles, gauges, and pulleys, as well as other 3-dimensional objects. I often use salvaged materials, including leather I mold into curved shapes, discarded wood I construct into frames, and other “recycled” objects found in the alley behind my studio. Many pieces also include new materials, like pipes, tubing, metal, or hand-carved wood, that I’ve painted and treated to look old.

With my work, I am exploring the theme of perception and how what we perceive may not always be what is there in reality.  My work is based on the ancient “trompe l’oeil” technique (meaning, “to fool the eye”) that was used by the Greeks and Romans to visually create space where there is none.  Traditionally, a window would be painted to create the illusion of space and I got the idea to further obscure the line between two- and three-dimensional perception by adding real objects to the painted imagery. I strive to create a seamless flow between the paint and objects, drawing the viewer in for a closer look to see what is real and what is painted.

On another level, I want my work to capture the feeling of glimpsing into a another dimension or time. I often juxtapose surreal or mechanical elements with an aged texture and antique parts to recall different time periods within a single piece. I have also been continually drawn to the imagery of the seascape, for it’s timeless quality that could be from the past, present, or future. With many pieces, I try to evoke the nostalgia of a past era and, in particular, I am inspired by the aesthetics of the Art Nouveau movement (1890-1910). In fact, I make many of my “machines” to look like found artifacts from the turn-of-the-century and some pay homage specifically to the Columbian Exposition of 1893, which took place in Chicago and is commonly referred to as “The White City”.

In addition to my assemblage-oriented art, I create traditional paintings and drawings, inspired by many of the same concepts that inform my mixed media work. I also like to make works on paper that look like aged, archived fragments peering into another space or time.

ABOUT JASON BRAMMER
Jason Brammer is a visual artist, painter, and muralist based in Chicago, Illinois. He has painted and drawn since childhood and has been a full-time professional artist for over ten years. Brammer’s work has been featured in numerous local and national art exhibitions and is in private collections across the country. He is also known for his commissioned work, such as site-specific installations, custom paintings, murals, album artwork, band posters, and more. Some of his most recent commissions include a large-scale public mural for the city of Chicago in Rogers Park, an installation for social networking company LinkedIn, and concert posters for the bands My Morning Jacket as well as Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy.

Brammer was born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1974 and grew up primarily in Indianapolis, Indiana. His formal art education includes studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. You can learn more about Jason Brammer at jasonbrammer.com.

LEARN MORE:
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www.jasonbrammer.com

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