“What I really look for in my work is how the use of raw, natural materials can resonate, respond and retort to human interactions on the contemporary world” Jason Deans
The Dublin based work stands testament to contemporary post-truth rhetoric through structures of empire, austerity, and disenfranchisement. The use of natural, fragile and traditional building materials is paramount to generate discourse between globalisation versus identity and empire versus nation state self reliance nostalgia. Landscape is a pivotal theme and explored through differentiation of essentially marks on paper. An aesthetic reminder of the transference of geographical, economic and political dominance to leftover wistfulness of place and purpose.
Jason is a Dublin based artist who graduated from the University of Ulster in 2009 and achieved his BA in Fine Art from DIT in 2007. He has shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, including Draiocht Arts Centre and Platform Arts during 2016. Jason has been the resident artist with Draiocht Arts Centre and the Dublin School of Creative Arts 2016. His art features in the Irish edition of the Imago Mundi collection
‘NEVERTHELESS’ Linenhalls Art Centre, Castlebar, Mayo.
‘ETERNAL SAMENESS’ Platform Arts, Belfast, N. Ireland.
‘ANY OBSERVER’ Draiocht Arts Centre, Ground Floor Gallery.
‘TO UNDERSTAND IS TO INTERPRET’ BookCube Gallery, Dublin.
Group Exhibitions (Selected)
‘Artwaves’ Skerries arts Festival, Dublin.
‘SEACHANGE’’ Tulca Arts Festival, Galway.
‘SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT’ National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.
‘APPROACHING THE LANDSCAPE’ Rua Red, Tallaght.
‘DISSEMINATION’ Hive Emerging, Waterford.
‘FOUNDATION 14’ Tullamore Arts Centre
‘ARTSQUAD THE SHOW’ The Complex, Dublin.
‘PRINT SHOW 2013’ Limerick Printmakers.
‘IMPRESSIONS 2012’ Galway Arts Centre.
‘PRINTSHOW 2012’ Limerick Printmaker.
‘THE POINTLESS PURSUIT OF SHADOWS’ Signal Arts Centre.
‘PLATFORM FUTURES’ Platform, Belfast.
‘MFA 2009’ University of Ulster, Belfast.
‘MFA INTERIUM SHOW’ University of Ulster, Belfast.
‘THE BARGE EXHIBITION’ Waterfront Hall Barge, Belfast. ‘CAMBRIC FISHER’ Rogues Gallery, Belfast.
Curatorial & Technician Experience
-Installation team, The Origins and Uses of Round Towers.
Gareth Kennedy and Fingal Arts Office, Portrane Co Dublin, Sep 5-14 2015.
-Installation team for ‘Art Squad The Show’
The Complex, Benburb St. Dublin 7. July 16-29 2013.
-Installation team for ‘Echantillons: A selection of French contemporary art’
IMOCA, Lad Lane, Dublin 2. Oct 2009-Jan 2010.
-Co-Curator ‘Stick A Fork In Me I’m Done’, DIT Graduate Show 2007.
Dame Street Gallery, Dame St., Dublin 2, June 11-16 2007.
Residencies And Awards
SUMMER SCHOOL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Dublin Institute of Technology
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Draiocht arts centre.
Burren Emerging Irish Artist Award. 2015
IMOCA Graduate Residency Award. 2009
Wexford Arts Emerging Visual Artist Award. 2015