Artists
Selected Works
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Emily's Abstract, 2009. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. 

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Study for the Members of the Resurrection, 2008. Oil on linen, 72 x 60 in.

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Vicarious, 2010. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 in. 

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Migration, 2011. Oil on canvas, 76 x 109 in.

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Constant Companion, 2012. Mixed media, collage, ink, oil, and paper on canvas, 54 x 54 in.

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Lovers, 2012. Mixed media, collage, ink, oil, and paper on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

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Comet, 2014. Ink, polyurethane, acrylic, oil, and paper on canvas, 70 x 54 in.

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No Good At Exits, 2014. Ink, acrylic, oil, and paper on canvas, 60 x 100 in. 

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Road to Awe, 2014. Ink, polyurethane, acrylic, oil, and paper on two canvases, 98 x 114 in. 

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A State of Renewal, 2014. Ink, oil, spray paint, and paper on canvas, 66 x 49 in. 

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Artist Bio

Jason Shawn Alexander is an artist living and working in Los Angeles.  His intimate works penetrate to the core of human integrity, often depicting images of figures wrenched in that critical space where the strained coordination of mind, body, and spirit hangs in the balance of existential woe.  Abstract elements now and again emerge by way of exaggerated gestures, elongated limbs, the doubling or tripling of images, hints of apparitions, or the intrusion of foreign materials and text into the paint, which satisfy the rich psychological nature of Alexander's work.  Suggesting an intense personal narrative, his paintings are imbued with an essential human drama that is his signature quality. He cites major influences in Francis Bacon, Anselm Kiefer, Kathe Kollwitz, Cy Twombly, and Patrick Graham. 

 

Jason Shawn Alexander’s work prompts the human connection. Writers, critics, and casual observers have brought up the “emotive” qualities of his figures on numerous occasions. This is agreeable to the extent that a certain brand of emotion is present. Psychoanalytically, Alexander’s content causes one to think of Jacques Lacan and the manner in which the philosopher beautifully distinguished desire from need and demand. What is left after the requisite demand for needs is satisfied? Simply put, unsatisfied desire and hence the yearning, writhing, and counter-posed nature of the figures in his paintings.

 

Alexander has participated in American and international solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries, museums, and art fairs including Art From the New World at the Bristol City Museum, Bristol, England, Outwin Boochever Portrait Painting and Sculpture Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, Art Miami, Miami Project, Scope Miami, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, Germany, and Merry Karnowski Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

 

He has also worked over 20 years as an illustrator. Primarily working in Comic books, he has earned two Eisner award nominations and the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He’s created, written and illustrated his own critically acclaimed title, EMPTY ZONE, through Image comics.  He has also co-created titles like FROSTBITE for Vertigo/DC comics and worked with publishers like Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Oni Press.  He has also supplied art and storyboards for independent and short films, as well as motion comics for films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Predators.

 

Jason Shawn Alexander was born in Tennessee in 1975. At 41 years of age, he is painting and drawing from Sherman Oaks, CA where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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Featured Artist Exhibitions
November 3 - December 31 2017
July 22 - August 26 2017

Explorations of Audubon: The Paintings of Larry Rivers and Others

 

April 1 - May 12 2017

Glorious Poison

October 22 - December 17 2016

NO GOOD AT EXITS 

6205 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

April 5 - May 24, 2014

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Los Angeles, CA

October 13 - November 26 2012

UNDERTOW

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Miami, Florida

December 2 2011 - February 8 2012

INSOMNIOUS

101 NE 40th Street

Miami, Florida

September 5 - November 10 2009
News
Jason Shawn Alexander Fabrik Magazine Review
Jason Shawn Alexander on 1st dibs
Glorious Poison on Blouin Art Info
JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER - NO GOOD AT EXITS
Opening April 5th 2014
Miami Project 2013
Booth 619
December 3 - 8, 2013
Selected Press
YAY LA magazine

A studio visit and interview with Jason Shawn Alexander. Written by Daniel Barron.

The Examiner

An Interview: Jason Shawn Alexander & Sloan Schaffer "No Good At Exits"

Artsy

No Good At Exits featured in an Artsy editorial post

Flaunt Magazine

No Good At Exits show coverage written by Kayla McIntosh

Art Pulse No.14 Vol.4
American Art Collector
Publication
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No Good At Exits
2014
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UNDERTOW
2011
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Undertow Catalog
2011
Videos
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