JONATHAN SAIZ CV CONTACT INSTAGRAM
The Fountain Tarot Series | (79) 8 x 12 inches | oil on wood / print media | 2014
THE DATABASE | 19 x 10 feet | 901 oil on wood paintings in acrylic | 2016
Objectification #1 | Museum of Nature & Science Denver | oil on wood | 2013
ALKAHEST Exhibition @ Gildar Gallery | oil on canvas | 2012
"Saiz makes our terrors tangible in his artwork. By acknowledging fears in the periphery of our daily lives or the dark corners of our minds, the mechanisms of control — whether god or government — are disrupted. The gaze is powerful." www.hyperallergic.com - Kealey Boyd "The Deep End" Review 2016
ALKAHEST: THE OLD PARADIGM
this is the early way for me, when the dream of making very expensive and very exclusive paintings seemed to mean something. playing the game/the past
THE FOUNTAIN TAROT: THE UNSEEN / INTERCONNECTING
my first venture into collaboration - obsession, intuition, creating a more complete personal language and sharing it far and wide. risk. the greatest reward...
THE DEEP END: WORST CASE SCENARIO / ACCEPTANCE OF DEATH
the end- the come to fictional jesus moment- the terror, acceptance and beauty that none of it matters. Death of the ego (a long process)
SO WRONG IT’S SO RIGHT: COMMUNITY/ ACCESSIBILITY
this was my first real personal experiment, everyone is invited, no rules worth following, DIY, 120 days of giggles. "serious play"
BLUE CHIPPED: TRUST / ACCESSIBILITY
call it like it is. if the system is broken then we need to admit it, then fix it. my first real public playtime. Conceptual economic prototype. The honor system.
7000 REASONS: SINCERE JOY / ACCESSIBILITY
A very public experiment in large scale public access and collaboration. the bell-curve of administrative complexity- forced joy that became REAL JOY and then became forced joy again. learning curve of reality vs. optimism
UTOPIA: OPTIMISM / GIFT ECONOMY
a combination of all risks and all potentials explored so far... cashing in the energetic check I wrote. Truly believing... The only reason to make art… a literal unfurling ellipsis...
THE DEEP END