Painter

Jason Webb

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Discard Pile 72

$
2000

2020, Acrlyic on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Discard Pile 71

$
3100

2020, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 25 in.

Discard Pile 70

$
2000

2020, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Discard Pile 69

$
2000

2019, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

Discard Pile 68

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2000

2019, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

About the Artist

Jason Webb revels in the beauty there is to be found in things deemed valueless. For the past eight years he has been working on a series of paintings depicting trash piles. More specifically, trash set out for residential bulk collection in Austin, TX. He first photographs them exactly as found, confoundingly arranged by their disposers. Then back in the studio, he paints select piles with water-thinned acrylics, a technique normally employed by watercolorists. His college education in computer animation is evident within the aesthetic choice to isolate each pile as a single globular object surrounded by blank space (in reference to the default interface of three-dimensional computer graphics software). Ultimately, his interest in individual piles is driven by the beauty and uniquely personal stories they hint at. And yet, when viewed as a series, anthropological questions and environmental concerns are raised.

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