”Art offers the chance to bring faith, hope and sense into our world without following traditional religious approaches. Art brings people consistently into contact with the being. It is a source of inspiration for us to look inwards – for musing and for reflecting on one’s own perceptions and experiences. Art invigorates and enriches without demanding.“ (Jason Engelbart 2018)
Here lies the origin for Jason Engelbart’s abstract emotional works. In the creative process, he feels deeply connected with his soul, his spirituality … with God. His neopaintings are purely intuitive and are reflections of his personal feelings and his divine inspiration. Though his work, he moves in the spaces of our lives that we are able to perceive, but which we often hide or ignore. In a restless and sometimes material world, Jason wants to act as a motivator and remind us of the love, freedom and joy that we all experience as our birth right. That is Jason Engelbart’s artistic vision and his self-chosen mission.
Neopaintings – This designation for Jason Engelbart’s works stands for the topicality of his work in our digital age and is also his artistic program. Since 2011 he has worked and experimented with a diverse range digital tools including computers and tablets. Despite it’s purely technical origins, Engelbart’s work does not appear to be overcooled technologically – but rather it appears artfully executed, with extremely sensitive colour compositions. This is the special magic of his so-called neopaintings. The transfer of the initially immaterial image to the material manifestation is usually done in the printing process on high-quality photographic material with subsequent framing on Alu-Dibond and a final high-gloss sealing. Having said this, prints on the matte structure of the well-known Hahnemühlen William Turner artist paper also show their own visual appeal in the fusion of traditional material and the technical origin of the work. The interplay of unconventional artistic methods and contemporary materials use help ensure the uniqueness in Jason Engelbart’s work.
Jason Engelbart lives and works in Hamburg . Germany
EXHIBITION PREVIEW 2018:
THE ARMORY ART WEEKS, NEW YORK 2018 – Presented by the Artbox Gallery Switzerland – ”Artbox Project New York 1.0″. 5th of March – 17th of March 2018
2011 – LYRICAL SENSATION, NeoPaintings, Law Office Mahlmann, Hamburg
2012 – CUTTINGS, Paintings and Drawings, Showroom Axel Cramer, Stilwerk Hamburg
2013 – CROSS/OVER/FUSION, NeoPaintings, Art Festival, Hamburg Art Week
2014 – WITH LOVE FOR LIFE, Light Art Projection Show, Christ Church Hamburg
1998 – MONTAGUE ART GALLERY in Soho, New York
2014 – 8. KUNSTFRÜHLING BREMEN, Art Festival Bremen, represented by the Gallery SCHIMMING, Hamburg
ART COLLECTIONS / PURCHASES BY COMPANIES:
– KANZLEI MAHLMANN, Hamburg
– L’ETOILE PROPERTIES, Hamburg . Paris . London
– FAMOS IMMOBILIEN GMBH, Hamburg . Korschenbroich