Mixed Media, Painting
Jason Stallings is an American mixed media artist. He creates medium to large scale originals and commissions.
Creating art is an act of translating information and emotional energy. As an artist, my goal is to enthrall viewers in a thoughtful narrative.
Processing information has always been a challenge in my life. Art provides a sense of calm in that it channels emotional energy and communicates an idea. I process what I see and hear, then visualize it into a physical plane. Ultimately, I have found that channeling this frustration into something more intuitive has lead to success.
I am drawn to explore the line that sits between literal and obscured expression. The visual density of patterns in my work parallels how we process stimuli and organize the chaos of everyday life. I challenge myself to begin with the form, and abstract from that point towards an improvisational approach.
At the same time, as a visual person I will always have a desire to process and communicate information better. As a result, there is a push and pull that informs my creative direction.
Through my art I seek out iconography to represent ideas. Icons act as a way to guide us towards implicit meaning. There’s some level of mystery allowed by incorporating icons throughout visual layers of paint. Their erasure, covering them up, gives the viewer the opportunity to explore further than what’s immediately in front of their eyes. What the mind perceives in my art can also change depending on proximity to the art. In this sense I have always wanted to build an intimate and inviting experience.
It is in that formative space that I strive to inspire a more open worldview. Every new painting is a new pathway to gain a new perspective.