Jason Shawn Alexander
Bean, 2009, oil on linen, 30 x 40 in.
Insomnia, 2009, oil on panel, 36 x 48 in.
3, 2009, oil on panel, 30 x 40 in.
Clemente, 2009. oil and graphite on canvas, 60 x 72 in.
Repeater, 2008, oil on linen, 30 x 40 in.
Iris, 2009, oil on linen., 30 x 40 in.
Clown, 2009 oil on wood, 24 x 32 in.
Jason Shawn Alexander (B. 1975) Painter and draftsman from Tennessee, currently resides and works in Los Angeles, California. Though modern in its subject matter, Alexander’s work pulls, still, from the vulnerability, fear, and underlying strength that come from his rural upbringing. Much like good Delta Blues, his work maintains a sense of pain and passion which steers Alexander away from the standard “isms” that, in his words, “tend to muddy up what’s really important”. The result is something heartbreakingly genuine.