Jason Oliva was born in 1970. He is a full time painter living and working in New York City. His works largely concentrate on the ‘singular’ – an animal, a flower, a building, an object – where the noise of a detailed background or other subject matter has been removed.
‘I like to leave room for the viewer and prefer not to attach images to a higher power, place or time. I prefer the painting to be about one ‘thing’ …. its a restraint, or constraint or a rule, let’s say, and within those boundaries the image takes on a different or greater meaning, even’. (Jason Oliva 2012)
Alongside his works on canvas, Jason has re-created a large number of his paintings as limited edition works on paper, all of which are individually hand-painted on Arches paper, then numbered and signed by Jason.
Keeping within the artist as jeweler tradition, Jason has also re-imagined and produced a selection of his painting images as silver and gold fine jewelry.
Inspired by the concept of ‘Artist Wine Labels’, Jason founded Jason Oliva [Wine] in 2010, an ongoing collaboration with South African wine maker Dirk Roos. Through the production of a yearly, limited-edition exclusive wine from Stellenbosch South Africa, Jason is able to showcase his artwork in the form of a visually arresting wine label, inspired by one of his paintings. Each vintage of wine is a unique Bordeaux style blend and every bottle is hand signed and numbered by Jason.
And in 2011, in collaboration with NYC based art fabricator Karen Atta, Jason produced his first sculpture Lion.
Jason’s work can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
If you are interested in any of Jason’s paintings, works on paper, sculpture, jewelry or wine, please contact him at: email@example.com