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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings



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#acrylic
#anatomy
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#skeleton
#skulls

Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

“Cramped” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. All photographs © Jason Limon, shared with authorization

San Antonio-dependent artist Jason Limon (beforehand) conjures paper sculptures of 18th Century-design gowns, organs, and hollowed skulls with acrylic paint. The uncanny structures lure his recurring skeletal characters in cramped bins and funhouse-esque constructions, where by they try to disentangle on their own from their environment. Rendered in muted pigments, or what the artist phone calls “repressed tones,” the paintings benefit from the anonymity and ubiquity of the bony figures to invoke psychological narratives. Limon clarifies:

Paper makes it possible for us to know the stories of the previous, and I have normally been drawn to that notion… I use paper to establish the styles to tell my thoughts. In most scenarios, I will use box-like or folded paper styles, but a lot more not long ago I want to check out the insides of these containers to see what complexities I may uncover.

The parts demonstrated right here are aspect of Limon’s ongoing Fragments collection and are component of Stripped Down on view through June 5 at Haven Gallery in Lengthy Island. Limon also has yet another solo show slated for November at San Antonio’s BLK WHT GRY, and until finally then, you can look through originals and prints in his store and observe his is effective on Instagram.

 

“Look at Me” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

“Bisected” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

Remaining: “Feel” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. Proper: “Perplexed” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

“Elegance” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

“Outlines” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

Still left: “Inside Out” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. Appropriate: “Unseen” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

“Stripped Down” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

#acrylic
#anatomy
#portray
#paper
#skeleton
#skulls

 

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