Arete Gallery: Painting by Jason Moss

Jason Moss

Meet the Artist

“I have no choice.”

“Art is healing.” “Art gives us an opportunity to be truthful, honest, and transparent, without judgment or qualification. It is a true expression of who we are at that point in time. It allows us to move forward and look back simultaneously. By healing ourselves, art allows us to heal all – so I create because I have no choice.” Jason Moss

Jason Moss is an emergent multifaceted artist and philosopher from Pottstown, Pennsylvania; currently residing in Berks County. He is the founder of the Jason Moss Experience, Co-founder of the Reading Artist’s Collective, published author of “That Damn Cookbook”, host of “That Damn Cooking Show”, as well as creator of The Indigo Experience. He is a painter, sculptor, and wearable art designer. He is successfully and continuously a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, as well as a dedicated father of 5. Jason’s philosophy is simple; art is nourishment for the consciousness of the soul. Art is about passion, spiritual and personal growth, and seeing beauty in the chaos of everyday life. With passion, intensity, and empathy; not needing more than what is needed, just enough; Moss approaches his art like he does his life. 
Letting the vibrant colors and textures direct and inspire to convey the brutal emotion of the subject matter, he intuitively translates the relationship between the artist and the medium. His art is transformative. Jason shares his own experiences with addiction and mental illness, through failure and redemption by exploring brutally honest bold colors and vibrant erotic textures. He exposes the brilliant lights and the darkest truths and allows each piece to complete its evolutionary journey to fulfillment. 
Each layered and textured piece is an explorative visual and emotional detox. Through utilizing repurposed and deconstructed materials for paintings, sculptures, and wearable art, he is metaphorically repurposing trauma and growth into a visual journey of healing.

The Process:
The inner battle of the creative mind is depicted with the use of vivid colors and raw energetic images. The subtle use of shades and hues bring dimension and depth onto the surface of the canvas. Movement is the best way to describe the creative process. I move the mediums with various tools and many times by hand, I move the canvas turning it in multiple directions to find the way the piece wants to be expressed. I use water and sandpaper on the canvas surface to add texture and dimension to the work, often I will use spray paint to add that untethered look and feel. The combination of mixed mediums results in a spontaneous convulsion of creative energy. My whole process is raw and unrefined but elegant and dramatic.

Artist at Arete Gallery: Jason Moss

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