JASON HUMPHREY / SELECTED ARTWORK / ARTIST STATEMENT / INTERVIEW / PAST EXHIBITIONS
Jason Humphrey - Artist Statement
I always have been an artist since my earliest memories. I grew up in Los Angeles, and was an avid part of the graffiti scene during my teenage years. After continuously getting in trouble, I joined the Navy at the age of 17.
Wanting to reconnect with my artistic side after getting out of the Navy, I became familiar with the pen and ink technique of stippling. After years of creating black and white images entirely with dots, I began adding different color mediums. The mixture of bright colors, juxtaposed with intricate dot detail has given my work an original voice. I am currently adding different layers of collage paper to my work, creating a variety of depth, color, and detail that is truly unique.
I am very inspired by animals, and the strong traits they have. Everything I draw, has a spiritual meaning behind the art. Lions may represent strength, while a butterfly may represent new growth, or the idea that it's never too late to change.
My creative process starts with a vision, and is usually drawn out in a simple outline. I let the work create itself, by the moods, music, or feelings I am experiencing at the actual time of creating. My artwork is very intuitive, and I rarely have an idea of what the finished piece will look like.