Thirty-five years ago, a young boy watched his Native American grandmother design, assemble and sew his family’s quilts. Today, contemporary Perceptual artist, Jason Wilson, influenced by his grandmother’s quilts, gives new life to old concepts.
To produce Perceptual Art, the artist must: conceive; mathematically calculate; plot; draw, and finally paint his design on canvas.
My designs are about building the painting as much as painting the painting…involving hours of construction.
To this end, Wilson developed his own special acrylic paint formula to hand paint his canvas. The result is a technically perfect, remarkably flawless finished canvas.
Perceptual Art asks its audience to visually or emotionally interact with the design. Some Perceptual Art appears to shimmer and shift while other designs may, for example, provide a sense of serenity and grace.
Dazzling, entwined squares with an “island” inspired palette, dance across the canvas floor. Achromatic wings leap upward from the canvas surface. By bringing his designs to life, Jason hopes to delight and inspire others.
Jason Wilson is a very active artist and has shown in Miami, Florida- Curators Voice Art Projects juried; Oklahoma State Capitol– Governor’s Gallery solo show; Tulsa OK- Circle Cinema solo exhibit, Concept Hardesty Arts Center, Mainline Gallery solo, Tulsa Performing Arts Center; Eufaula, OK- Our Favorite Place; McAlester Ok- Romancing the Arts, Sofa Art Gallery; Broken Bow- Your Design; Shawnee, Ok- Studio 112 & ½; Chickasha Ok- Seven States Biennial Exhibit; Edmond, OK – Downtown Edmond Arts Festival, Fine Arts Institute solo show; Norman, Ok- End of Summer Soiree; Midwest City- Midwest City Library solo; Oklahoma City – Festival of the Arts, 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Blackmint Collective solo, Graphite in the Plaza, Monolith CHK Central Boathouse, Shakespeare in the Park, Paseo Art Space solo, The Ink Hub, Paseo Art Works, Paseo Gallery One solo, Premiere on Film Row featured artist, Ralph Ellison Library solo, Great Plains Bank, Individual Artists of OK juried show, Artnow OK Contemporary, Deck the Walls, The Barn solo, Eloquent Exhibit at Studio XII, OVAC Gallery, Paseo Arts Assoc juried show, Red Dirt Art Gallery, Utopia and the Oklahoma Artists Invitational art shows.