Jason Egitto





Neither Confirmed nor Denied: MFA 2015

SUArt Galleries

April 2 – May 10, 2015


Artist Statement

Viewers who wish to know only what was done by moments of history can not capture the essence of the unknowing that’s captured through my work. These moments I consider are the holy grail of my artistic experience through extensive research, fundamental technique, immaculate guidance, perseverance, an uncanny innate ability of my imagination and the love and admiration I have with my late grandfathers.

These objects I make are in the canon of my imagination through a twisted sense of realism placed in a historical realm of fiction in hopes of making visible what is overlooked in the historicizing of the artist. This project has always been grounded in pleasure and aesthetics. However I do, often obsess and get lost in detail. I do make a substantial effort to harness this propensity by starting with piles of roughs and studies, considering composition, value, perspective, etc., which I hope results in organized and purposeful busy-ness.

Each subject carries its own emotions, concepts and definitions. I react to those elements, and that in turn affects my style. My purpose is to convey the human experience, and in particular- the inspiration of challenges through adversity. It’s about being connected to the world and attempting to make some sense of it through a visual art form. Moreover, this ideological conundrum is always questioned throughout this immersed fabrication of three conditions I have to harness through self expression: humility, charity and the conscious. While I practice these three ideals, I leave my art as unfinished inventories of fragments: objects, drawings, paintings and other inventions. They are improvisational sites in which the constructed are used to question our making of the world through improvisation. My arrangements are schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. I rely on our desires for beauty, poetics and seduction.