Jason Jones is an American visual artist (b 1975) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Immediately out of college Jason worked part-time as a muralist and artist and did concrete work in between. In 2002, he was able to dedicate 100% of his time to art.
In 2011, fascinated with the sustainability of art and how it might be repurposed, Jason grabbed old, vintage artworks and began adding what would become his signature style – whimsical robots, tentacled beasts, and a cast of characters familiar to the inner child in all of us. Whether a vintage print or an original oil painting, Jones alters each one by hand, painting directly on the piece, matching the color palette and style while adding his own clever twist to the discarded artwork, effortlessly blending these two seemingly irreconcilable visual idioms.
Exploring both intimate studio works and large-scale outdoor public art – including 3-dimensional iterations of some of his most beloved characters – Jones’ practice expresses a dialogue between old and new, humor and social concerns, bringing a whimsical tone with each work.
Along with his numerous public art interventions, he has showcased his work in solo and group exhibitions.
Jason lives and works in Fayetteville, AR.