MIRRORED, Acrylic and Ballpoint Pen on Shop Rrag, 15 1/2 x 14 1/2"
WISHFUL, Acrylic and Ballpoint Pen on Shop Rag, 14 1/2 x 13"
PURPOSE, Acrylic and Ballpoint Pen on Shop Rag, 14 1/2 x 14 1/2"
ENCOUNTERS, Acrylic and Collage on 3 Linen Panels, 40 x 90"
NAVIGATION, Acrylic on Canvas, 21 x 18"
UNFOLDING, Acrylic and Collage on Panel, 30 x 30"
INTERSECTIONS, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 12"
PREPARE, Acrylic and Collage on Panel, 40 x 40"
BEST GUESSES, Acrylic on 3 Canvas Panels, 24 x 55"
TRAVERSES, Acrylic and Collage on 3 Linen Panels, 24 x 54"
SOUNDINGS #7, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 12" each
INTUITIVE COMPASS, Acrylic on Linen, 30 x 72"
QUERY, Acrylic on Canvas, 15 x 15"
FERRIED, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 1/2 x 30"
POSITIONED, Acrylic and Collage on 3 Linen Panels, 36 x 72"
Vibrant and beautifully textured, Jason Rohlf's new paintings are a continued exploration of surface and color. The New York based artist is known for his densely worked surfaces. His abstract, geometric paintings are very musical in their play with rhythmic patterns while his popular bird series exhibits a more serene side where collaged figures perch quietly. Elements of collage and drawing are embedded in layers of varnish, obscuring lines and shapes that whisper secrets of their past lives.
"Curious and reluctant are two of the many words I enjoy using to describe my work. They list underneath others like precarious, delicate, abashed, and recessive. These words have all been lent to the pieces over the years. I couldn't pinpoint where words like hesitant and looking outward overlap, but they do. It is my hope that this body of work continues to gather words that vary as much as the experiences gained in creating each painting." - Jason Rohlf