Award-winning artist and illustrator Jason Cheeseman-Meyer blends the tactile and illusionistic natures of paint to capture motion and depict human existence.
To draw or paint classically well quite literally requires an altered state of consciousness. The day-to-day visual processing that allows us to safely cross the street edits, simplifies, and abstracts the overwhelming visual world into an efficient system of useful data. To draw or paint “realistically” the mind must be taught to take away the subconsious informational overlays and perceive more of what the eye actually sees and less of what the brain sorts and interprets.
My work seeks to pick and choose from different stages in the brain’s visual processing pathways, and act as a series of maps that invite the viewer to enter that altered state of consciousness. To alter their mental state until the brain is no longer tuned to be an efficient survival machine, but an encompassing experiential tool, openly connected with the world around and the worlds within.
Jason lives and works in Natick, MA. He is available for commissions, and can be reached at email@example.com or 781-320-2518