Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pittsburgh Artist Jason John, Broadstreet Studio




I came across Jason John's artwork recently online and thought it needed to be shared. He works on oil and employs incredible representational detail and couples it with the surreal.

Broadstreet will have an exhibit in October 2010 at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.

Broadstreetstudio is interested in representational art which uses 'realism' as a means of depicting an 'unusual reality'. We explored particular themes for the exhibition, 'Between Realities', but kept coming up empty handed. As a group, Broadstreet has decided to employ the visual spectrum within which artists paint the place(s) between our ordinary, monotonous and sobering reality and the extraordinary. To Broadstreetstudio, representational is the perfect medium in which to depict the periphery where reality and unreality meet. The chosen artists have been an immense inspiration to each artist from Broadstreetstudio: Joshua Suda, Brian Martin, and Jason John.

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