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Jason Smith

photo of JasonSince receiving his bachelor's in fine arts from California State University at Fullerton, Jason is widely recognized as a proactive artist whose imagery skates on the "contemporary edge". In addition to exhibitions, this young artist has also had work featured in "Wired", "Lava", and "Greencart". Presently Jason is working on a masters of fine arts at the University of Southern California.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 1996 Coagula's Los Angeles National Juried Show, Los Angeles, California.
  • 1995 Stuart Katz' Loft, Laguna Beach, California.
  • 1995 Julie Ricco Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  • 1994 Daniel Arvizu Gallery, Santa Ana, California.
  • 1993 The Caged Chameleon, Santa Ana, California.
  • Artist's Statement:

    "I announce a coup d'etat against the evil specters of angst-mongering, diluted sentimentality, and other repulsive outmoded garbage that masquerades itself as contemporary art. Others use cheesiness without the intention of cheesiness while I am achieving a cheesy candor and vigor with intent. I drive to install the funk by constructing a framework of intelligence disseminated from the popular culture and elements of the sub-pop. This spawns an environment of sophomoric revelry saturated with multilayered paradoxes. It is the notion of funk that bulldozes the tattered facsimiles of history and blurs its parameters so that the ultimate utopian dialogue may transpire. I invite all to multitask their intellects and join in the celebration."

    --Jason Smith

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