Jason Froese

My recent studio work has been influenced by early archival photographs pertaining to western Canadian colonial history. What interests me most in these 19th century photographs are their imperfections – their faded and physically damaged appearances – their abstractions.  I exploit these found abstractions as I imitate and paint them with a critical intention upon figurative under-paintings of the prospectors and colonial profiteers derived from the very same photographs.  Applying these metaphorical scars, these palimpsests of imperfection, is a response to a questionable adherence to an heroic and sentimental past.

As a painter, I have been meandering between juxtaposing romantic and critical dialogues. Subverting my inherent desire to romanticize has taken a pivotal role in the way I am currently working conceptually and personally.

 

 

Artist Work
Claimstaker VII
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker VI
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker III
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker V
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker IV
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Man with Gun II
24 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Man with Gun I
24 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker II
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker I
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Claimstaker VIII
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Man with Wrapped Gun
24 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Mallarme
23 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Daguerre
23 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Two Settlers
36 in x 48 in
oil on canvas

$2300 CDN

Artist Work
Emerging Artist #5
84 in x 48 in
oil on canvas

$4000 CDN

Artist Work
Settlers #2
28 in x 20 in
oil on canvas

$1600 CDN

Artist Work
Settlers #1
28 in x 20 in
oil on canvas

$1600 CDN

Artist Work
Ranger #2
72 in x 45 in
oil on canvas

$3200 CDN

Artist Work
Settlers #5
28 in x 20 in
oil on canvas

$1600 CDN

Artist Work
Settlers #4
28 in x 20 in
oil on canvas

$1600 CDN

Artist Work
Settlers #3
28 in x 20 in
oil on canvas

$1600 CDN

Artist Work
Woman with a Gun
24 in x 36 in
oil on canvas

$2100 CDN

Artist Work
Property
48 in x 84 in
oil on canvas

$4000 CDN

Artist Work
Epilogues 4a
9 in x 32 in
oil on canvas

$950 CDN

Artist Work
Epilogues 5a
9 in x 32 in
oil on canvas

$950 CDN

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