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Jason Seeley

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Real Man, 2014 Acrylic on Panel 43x48 in © Jason Seeley
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Backpack, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48.5x 43 Inches © Jason Seeley
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Backpack Too, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48.5x 43 Inches © Jason Seeley
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Cover All, 2012 Acrylic 30"x 36" © Jason Seeley
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Barriers, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48.5x 96 Inches © Jason Seeley
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Astronaut (Survival Pack), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 72"x 96.5" © Jason Seeley
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Give e Some Credit, I Have a Master's Degree, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 48.5x 96 Inches © Jason Seeley
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Jumpers, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36"x 36" © Jason Seeley
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American Dream (Gerbil Ball), 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 60"x 120" © Jason Seeley
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Baby Boom, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 84"x 55" © Jason Seeley 2011
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Hug, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 20”x16” © Jason Seeley 2011
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Comfort Zone (installation view), 2012 Chairs, Wood Variable © Kristen Seeley
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Bed (installation view), 2011 © Alice Alexandrescue 2011
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Bed (installation view), 2011 © Kristen Seeley 2011
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Breakfast Table (installation view), 2010 © Kristen Seeley 2010
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New Milford CT
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Buffalo NY
Works in
Buffalo NY
Schools
University at Buffalo, 2011, MFA
Ringling School of Art & Design, 2008, BFA
Scuola de Lorenzo de Medici, 2004
Tags
installation, figurative, sculpture
Statement

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I am interested in the role that struggles of comfort play within our daily experience, particularly in regards to familial relationships and responsibilities and more recently, social identity. I approach this interest with visual metaphors either through painting or installation, often utilizing images of myself and my family to create allegories that are at once both highly personalized and universally resonating. In my work I strive to dive into and explore what are often un-resolvable dichotomies of human experience. Strength and weakness, gain and loss, failure and accomplishment, courage and fear, love and war. Those forces that at first glance seem to be in contradiction to each other, but upon deeper reflection reveal themselves to not only support each other, but create and cohabit one another. Even dichotomies within the works themselves (such as use of the human figure against the use of inanimate objects) seem to start to take on certain qualities of the other. The tone of the work struggling to find a place somewhere between humor and drama, aiming to capture and magnify certain tensions within a perpetual state in which we cannot be free without also being un-free.