TRAVERSES, Acrylic and Collage on Three Linen Panels, 24 x 54"
RISE, Acrylic on Linen, 12 x 9"
FIREWORKS, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 10" - collaboration with Greg Klassen
ORBITS, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 10" - collaboration with Greg Klassen
FLOATING, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 10" - collaboration with Greg Klassen
SCOOPED, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 10" - collaboration with Greg Klassen
"Making navigational decisions is subjective to the individual and the inputs are sometimes contradictory. Through a combination of deliberate action and intuition the works hope to reflect back the myriad choices we all are confronted with on a daily basis."
Jason Rohlf continues to document visual sensibilities in his acrylic and collage paintings. Vibrant and beautifully textured, Jason Rohlf's paintings are a continued exploration of surface and color, like an altered manuscript where traces of earlier layers are noticeable. Elements of collage and drawing are embedded in layers of varnish, obscuring lines and shapes that whisper secrets of their past lives. The end results are visual reminders or clues telling how important certain influences have been, including city streets, digital media, and maps. Over the years his process allows the work to act as a stop action time line slowly revealing the newly favored elements and influences only to see them recede and evolve.
Originally from Milwaukee, Rohlf studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and moved to Brooklyn in 1999. He has exhibited his work across the country, created a public installation for the MTA, lectured for the Pratt Institute, Bowling Green University and Lawrence University among others. He was recently awarded Sam and Adelle Golden Foundation for the Arts Artist in Residency and interviewed by MPTV’s The Arts Page.