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Like My Father Before Me, Jason John, 2022, oil on polyester, 45 x 45 in. / 114.3 x 114.3 cm.

The Vibrant Portraits of Jason John

Featured image: Like My Father Before Me, Jason John, 2022, oil on polyester, 45 x 45 in. / 114.3 x 114.3 cm.

Jason John's paintings are a complex interplay of realism and metaphor, where the human form is not just depicted, but intricately interwoven with threads of deeper narratives.

Jason John is renowned for his oil paintings and surgical thread art on polyester, creating layered, narrative-rich portraits that explore human depth.

His oil and surgical thread works on polyester canvas invite viewers to decipher stories that lie beneath the layers of vibrant paint and tangible textures.

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The Wrestler, Jason John, 2021, oil and surgical thread on polyester, 40 x 30 in. / 101.6 x 76.2 cm.

The Wrestler, Jason John, 2021, oil and surgical thread on polyester, 40 x 30 in. / 101.6 x 76.2 cm.

The Wrestler (2021) "The Wrestler" is an engaging 40x30 inch portrait that uses oil and surgical thread to weave a tale of struggle and strength. John's choice of medium is as compelling as his subject, with the threads adding a physical dimension to the psychological fortitude of the character depicted.

Queen of the Cowboys, Jason John, 2020, oil and surgical thread on polyester, 30 x 45 in. / 76.2 x 114.3 cm.

Queen of the Cowboys, Jason John, 2020, oil and surgical thread on polyester, 30 x 45 in. / 76.2 x 114.3 cm.

Queen of the Cowboys (2020) "Queen of the Cowboys" is a 30x45 inch artwork that deftly combines oil and surgical thread to portray a figure that's both commanding and serene. John's use of bold, flowing lines and dramatic contrasts imbues the painting with a sense of regal poise against a tumultuous backdrop.

Walter as Detroit, Jason John, 2019, oil on polyester, 40 x 30 in. / 101.6 x 76.2 cm.

Walter as Detroit, Jason John, 2019, oil on polyester, 40 x 30 in. / 101.6 x 76.2 cm.

Walter as Detroit (2019) In "Walter as Detroit," a 40x30 inch canvas, John presents a layered narrative of identity and location. This oil on polyester painting captures the essence of the subject and the spirit of a city with a storied past, using warm tones and an intimate composition to bring forth a personal connection.

John's works are a dance of color, texture, and meaning. They challenge the viewer to look beyond the surface and explore the intricate details of each piece, discovering the emotional and narrative depth woven into every stroke.

With a keen eye for detail and a distinctive approach to portraiture, Jason John's artistry stitches together the fabric of human experiences, creating portraits that are not just seen but felt.

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Don't Worry Ricder, Jason John, 2018, oil on polyester, 30 x 45 in. / 76.2 x 114.3 cm.

Don't Worry Ricder, Jason John, 2018, oil on polyester, 30 x 45 in. / 76.2 x 114.3 cm.

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