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Jason Engelbart (born 1960) lives and works in Hamburg
1980 – 1984 Study at the Design & Art Akademie ALSTERDAMM – SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS in Hamburg, graduating with a diploma as Graphic Designer
1984 – 1988 Creative Director for the renowned Design Studio PETER SCHMIDT, HAMBURG
1989 – 2009 Founder and Managing Partner of the design agency DIE BOTSCHAFT, HAMBURG
Since 2010 - Independent artist
In art lies the chance to bring faith, hope and meaning into our world without following traditional religious approaches. Art always brings people into a current relationship with being. It is a source of inspiration for looking inwards - for contemplating and reflecting on one's own views and experiences. Art enlivens and enriches without demanding.
The source of my group of works "THE JOY OF BEING" (2016 to today) can be found in the opulent works of Baroque painting from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo to Antoine Watteau to Jean-Honoré Fragonard. I am mainly fascinated by the playful use of light and colour, the flowing forms and the special expression of light and dark contrasts. On an emotional level, I am particularly touched by the religious and mythological scenes of the ceiling and wall paintings of this epoch of art.
Driven by my search for the perfect moment, the moment of perfect love, the divine, I trace these values especially in the works of sacred baroque painting. Using my characteristic digital painting technique, developed over the years, I abstract selected original works of this epoch by superimposing picture levels, blurring, overpainting and re-composing them. In the process, my very own flowing structures and pictorial rhythms emerge, while the original colour composition remains largely untouched. In sum, colour and form transform into a single aesthetic-abstract event that is experienced on a purely emotional level and independent of time and space as a holy moment.
The underlying historical works thus experience a current dimension of perception while at the same time creating the impression of a déjà-vu when contemplating my abstract neopaintings. Through this form of digitally painterly, abstract re-staging of the original, I build a finely balanced bridge to contemporary art without disenchanting.
EXHIBITION PREVIEW 2020
ARTBOX GALLERY Zurich, Schweiz
SWISS ART EXPO 2020, Zurich, Schweiz
2020 I ITSLIQUID INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 7. EDITION 2020
Honorable Mention Publication Award
2018 I International Art Award I 2nd Art Expo International Ingolstadt I Germany
2018 I KITZ ART AWARD 2018 I Austria
2019 – MULTIDIMENSIONALITY, Azaro Artspaces Hamburg. Germany
2019 – ARTBOX PROJECT MIAMI 2.0, Artbox Gallery Zurich. Switzerland
Represented at the Art Miami / Art Basel Miami Beach 2019
2019 – ARTBOX SCREEN SHOW, Artbox Gallery. Zurich. Switzerland
2019 – CONTRARY CONNECTED, Azaro Artspaces Hamburg. Germany
2019 – SWISS ART EXPO – Presented by the Artbox Gallery Zurich. Switzerland, THE ARTBOX PROJECT ZURICH 1.0
2018 – THE ARMORY ART WEEKS, NEW YORK 2018 – Presented by theArtbox Gallery Switzerland – Artbox Project New York 1.0
2018 – EMOZIONI ASTRATTE, Galleria ArtTime. Italy
2018 – II. ART EXPO INTERNATIONAL, Ingolstadt. Germany
2018 – BEYOND ART, Werkkunst Gallery. Hamburg. Germany
2018 – ARTBOX SCREEN SHOW, Artbox Gallery. Zurich. Switzerland
2018 – IMAGINE - MUSIC & ART, Werkkunst Gallery. Hamburg. Germany
2014 – 8. KUNSTFRÜHLING BREMEN, Art Festival Bremen, represented by the Gallery SCHIMMING, Hamburg
2017 – THE JOY OF BEING, Gallery Space L‘Etoile Properties – Hamburg
2014 – WITH LOVE FOR LIFE, Light Art Projection Show, Christ Church Hamburg
2013 – CROSS/OVER/FUSION, NeoPaintings, Art Festival, Hamburg Art Week
2012 – CUTTINGS, Paintings and Drawings, Showroom Axel Cramer, Stilwerk Hamburg
2011 – LYRICAL SENSATION, NeoPaintings, Law Office Mahlmann, Hamburg
ART COLLECTIONS / PURCHASES BY COMPANIES
– KANZLEI MAHLMANN, Hamburg . Germany
– L'ETOILE PROPERTIES, Hamburg . Paris . London . Germany
– FAMOS IMMOBILIEN, Hamburg . Korschenbroich . Germany
– S. OLIVER FASHION GROUP, Würzburg . Germany