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Jason Messinger

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Juice-june
Juice (wall) and June (sculpture), 2004 (both) Ceramic , Glaze MURAL: 20" X 56", SCULTURE: 22" X 16" X 13" © Jason Messinger
Goggleworks_messingercard
Calendar_year_12t_12x12
Calendar Year Ceramic, Glaze Variable Dimensions, 12 12"x12" Tiles
European_tour_24tiles_8x8
European Tour, 2009 Ceramic Tile, Glaze Variable, Shown 3'8" X 5'8" © Jason Messinger
Language_of_grass
Language of Grass, 2009 Watercolor, Ink, Cold-pressed Watercolor Paper 22" X 30", Plus Exhibition Framing © Jason Messinger
Fame
Fame, 2004 Ceramic, Metallic Glaze 24"h X 20" X 11" © Jason Messinger
Sands_shift
Sands Shift, 2009 Ceramic, Glaze, Hidden Wood Frame Backers and Wall Cleats Variable; Shown 3'8" X 4' 8" © Jason Messinger
Sympathies_28_tiles
Sympathies, 2008 Carved Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 60" H X 108" © Jason Messinger
Sympathies_new_detail_b2
Sympathies - detail shot, 2008 Carved Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Each Tile 12" X 12" © Jason Messinger
Shift_view_a
Shift (view A), 2003 Ceramic, Metallic Glaze 18"h X 27" X 16" © Jason Messinger
Shift_view_b
Shift (view B), 2003 Ceramic, Metallic Glaze 18"h X 27" X 16" © Jason Messinger
Urban_sentinels_at_mud2
Urban Sentinels, 2008 Ceramic Tile, Handpainted Underglazes, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 76" H X 72" © Jason Messinger
Gusto_at_mud_2
Gusto, 2007 Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 56" H X 44" © Jason Messinger
Spring_madrigal_12tile
Spring Madrigal, 2008 Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 44" H X 60" © Jason Messinger
Novas_ii_at_mud2
Novas II, 2008 Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 44" H X 44" © Jason Messinger
Sky_rings_at_mud2
Sky Rings, 2008 Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers Variable; Shown 44" H X 44" © Jason Messinger
Birdhouse
Birdhouse, 2007 Ceramic Tile, Glazes, Wooden Frame Backers 68"h X 56" © Jason Messinger
August_23x14x17___solmon
August, 2006 Ceramic, Glazes 23"h X 14" X 17" © Jason Messinger
December_adjusted
December, 2007 Ceramic, Glazes 20"h X 16" X 13" © Jason Messinger
Flows-be
Flows, 2004 Ceramic, Metallic Glaze 21"h X 18" X 14" © Jason Messinger
Messingercardeyeporium2
Show Postcard © Jason Messinger
European_tour_24tiles_8x8
European Tour, 2009-2010 Ceramic, Glaze Variable © Jason Messinger
Sands_shift_24_tiles_8x8_med
Sands Shift, 2009-2010 Ceramic, Glaze Variable © Jason Messinger
Asian_tour_12tile_8x8
Asian Tour, 2010 Ceramic, Glaze Variable © Jason Messinger
Shift_views_ab
Shift Ceramic, Glaze 18"x27"x16" © Jason Messinger
Revolution
Revolution Ceramic, Glaze 22"x17"x15"
November_new
November Ceramic, Glaze 22"x17"x13" © Jason Messinger
Beautiful_city_ii_7x10_copy
Beautiful City II
City_sunset_small_jason_messinger
Ciy Sunset
Messinger_mayevent
Sweet Night Ceramic, Glaze, Wood Frame Backer and Wall Cleat 12"x12"x1"
20101111064059-sands_shift_24_tiles_8x8_med
Sands Shift Ceramic Tile Dimensions Variable
20101203190100-messinger_flare
Flare Ceramic Tile 12" X 12" © Jason Messinger
20110119164105-your_love
20110119164221-toothache
20110119164814-biggun
20110119165110-hairybuffalo
20110314110404-violet_hour
Violet Hour Ink, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolor-paper 22"x30", 24" X 32" Framed © Jason Messinger
20110314111252-language_of_grass_-superdetail
Language of Grass - detail Ink, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolor Paper 22"x30", 24" X 32" Framed
20110314111551-writ_on_water_v
Writ on Water V Ink,watercolor, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolor Paper 22"x30", 24" X 32" Framed
20110314111702-instinct
Instinct Ink,watercolor, Cold-pressed Paper
20110314111851-story_22x30
Story Ink, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolor Paper 22"x30", 24" X 32" Framed
20110314112135-water_dreams__22x30
Water Dreams Ink, Paint, Watercolor, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolor Paper 22"x30", 24" X 32" Framed
20110319093715-memory_1_b
Memory I Ink, Cold-pressed Heavy-weight Watercolo Paper With Deckled Edge 24"x32" Framed
20110420121400-spring_forest
Spring Forest
20110420123304-urban_sentinels_new_16t_b_8x8
Urban Sentinels
20110420124426-a_river_between
A River Between
20110420125159-agriculture_12t_8x8_b
Agriculture
20110420125738-always_12x16
Always
20110420130701-all_you_cares_away_12x16
All Your Cares Away
20110911181229-voyage_16tiles_8x8
Voyages Ceramic, Glaze, Hidden Wood Frame Backers
20110914122910-dolca_vita_12tiles_8x8_new
La Dolce Vita Ceramic, Glaze, Hidden Wood Frame Backers
20110923054128-1400x720-dfv8t8c1ahf20ye6
Gentleman Ceramic, Glaze
20111103150822-pilgrimage_21_8x8tiles
Pilgrimage
20111103152827-signs_from_above_16_12x12tiles
Signs From Above
20111103153728-postcards_14_8x8tiles
Postcards
20120227203005-gears_1212_applegreen
Spring Gears, 2012 Ceramic, Glaze, Hidden Wood Frame and Wall Cleat 12"x12"x1"
20120227203602-four_suns_12x12
Four Suns, 2012 Ceramic, Glaze, Hidden Wood Frame and Wall Cleat Variable, Shown 28" X 28" X 1"
20120309182915-mtn_landscapes_6_12x12
Mountain Landscapes Ceramic, Glaze, Wood Frame Backers and Wall Cleats
20120423133116-gears_white_8_8x8tiles
White Gears Ceramic, Glaze, Wood Frame Backers and Wall Cleats 16.25" X 32.75"
20120423133415-waterfall_new
Waterfall Ceramic, Metallic Glaze, Wood Frame Backers and Wall Cleats 12" X 75"
20120423134407-landscapes_9_12x12_tiles
Landscapes - Nine Ceramic, Glaze, Wood Frame Backers and Wall Cleats 44" X 44"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Lives in
Chicago
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, modern, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016
Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
The State Street Gallery
Statement

Jason Messinger creates ceramic art that straddles the cool allure of pure abstraction and the hot recognition of representation. His artwork is certain in its aesthetic quality, yet open in its intrinsic meaning. The artist approaches ceramic tile with a painter's concerns and a sculptor's experience. His multi-tile works are designed to be modular, allowing any configuration and sequence of the tiles. Mounting systems allows the owner to change the tiles, and thus reset the 'narratives'. Using a variety of techniques, the artist makes letters dance in and out of comprehension, re-imagines pragmatically designed utility poles into startling signifiers of organic beauty, turns clock-work gears into constructions of complexity, carves static clay into moving waves and ripples, and transforms simple circles into burning suns. In the 'Palimpsests' series, objects from the real world leave bas-relief impressions on the clay, scripting a new language of forms and shapes. His sculptures have a strong identity, while remaining abstract in inspiration, moving through forms as one walks around them, creating a visual dance of mass and shape. The artist's paintins and drawings on paper re-imagine the world into patterns and diagrams of movement and color, light and gesture.

A full-time artist since 1995, his artwork resides in private, corporate, and public collections throughout North Amercia, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The artist's studio at the Cornelia Arts Building in Chicago is open to the public and the trade by appointment.

 

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