Organic Expressionism

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Organic Expressionism is an original style developed by Jason Gogo.

This style is composed of extreme textures and multiple layers of colors that represent random organic material. Gogo draws on natural substances including bark, geods and ancient fossils as well as manufacturer’s recycled paints, which are applied to his medium of oil paint. Organic materials such as ground antler, real gold and powdered abalone create these extreme textures and veins of natural mineral colors. Colors are applied in layers similar to geological formations that sensor natural hues in layers of time. Anomalies of perfection imitate catastrophic changes in geological material. In nature there is no bias in the application of color, which is the influence of the color palette on these works of art. Most abstract art dissipates as the viewer gets closer, revealing simple singular tones of color. In Gogo's organic expressionism, the perceived colors become complex patterns and grids of many colors. For the viewer, Gogo's work is endless in forms and color.

Jason’s work is not abstracting nature but rather employing the conditions of universal occurances such as erosive and tectonic movement to create something truly organic. Believing the dichotomy of paradox is present in all things, Gogo chooses to enable the application for the medium without coercion. In order to balance this correctly, he then adds points of coercion within the art piece. As opposed to layering paint to a pre-conceived idea, Gogo starts with the least dense and ends with the most dense material on his canvas. In the time he is not present, the layers naturally move through each other as the lightest part rises to the top of the most dense.

Gogo’s art is about creating a tether between the viewers conscious and his subconscious. The viewer begins to destructuralize his pre-conceptions and starts to see things within the art, thus creating the content. As time progresses, and this thinking expands, the large amount of information within the painting becomes limitless to the viewer. As well, when the color and lighting in its environment shifts, so does the painting’s content.

© 2008 Jason Gogo Fine Art