Jason Oliva 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 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 jeweller tradition, Jason has also re-imagined and produced a selection of his painting images as silver and gold fine jewelry.
In 2011 Jason founded Jason Oliva [Wine], an ongoing collaboration with South African wine maker Dirk Roos to produce a yearly, private label, limited-edition wine.
Also 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. His work is on permanent display at New York Vintners, 21 Warren St. New York, NY.
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