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Patterns and Deconstructions: Art by Jason Fielding

An oil painting of a buffalo in front of a strange geometric landscapeHome on the Range, oil on canvas

Our featured artist for today, Jason Fielding, holds a BFA in Media Arts from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University. His paintings often feature patterns and deconstructions of familiar shapes and objects.


Jason’s primary mediums are paint and performance. He has produced work at SNAG, a weekly live painting event in Vancouver, where artists produce an original work in front of spectators. He has also participated in Visualeyez, the Canadian National Performance Art Festival. The performance that he gave for the festival seems to navigate themes of Canadian history, commodity, and water.


An abstract black and white graphite drawingsMesothdrawing, graphite

Jason’s paintings are often dream-like, taking realistic images and layering them over top of one another, repeating them, or placing them in surreal environments. He also produces graphite drawings which similarly take familiar, even mundane forms, and take them apart, rebuilding them as bizarre, visually interesting constructions.


A performance still of a man walking into a fountainVisualeyez performance (still)

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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