Artist Portfolio Magazine – 2017 Q4 Art Competition
Jonathan Jaeger – Silver Spring, MD
I started painting with sketch Guru and then taught myself everything there is to know about . Shortly after that I started experimenting with my painting and my photography. Art has always been one of my passions so I keep on learning about everything and everyone who ever picked up a brush. Picasso and Jean Michael Bisquiat are my favorites to name a few. But I am a abstract mixed Media painter for the most part. I come from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I am adopted, biracial and blessed to paint for anyone who will own these beautiful visions. So please let me create something for you, please look into the mind of a self taught artist.
I create as a thought process. I often use creativity to solve creative problems by blending all my art together to create something never seen before. I often take what’s inside my head and say there is no reason other people , shouldn’t see what I see and if expands their minds I am happy for that person because maybe they see something that I didn’t see myself when creating my work of art. I love vivid colors and content within my work so it reaches out and powerfully grabs a person, and yet, often my artwork often doesn’t fit into a nice little box its fluid like water taking shape of whatever concept I want to convey. Its flexible in that one minute the audience thinks or feels something, then I may write something with text and what they read makes then dive deeper into a conscious state which has nothing to do with what they were focusing on before.
I paint abstractly because my thoughts are abstract, I see the world as abstract. I bleed paint onto whatever canvas I can use, to exercise demons for the salvation of myself and others who may find something their seeking in one of my works of art. My process is to be in the right state of mind to create which could be something I have seen or heard or a memory from a different time or even a time which I have created from my imagination. Sometimes it is as new to me as it is to those who are seeing it for the very first time.