JAMIE LANG

ENCAUSTIC ON ADOBE TILES

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Jamie Lang is an award winning artist working in MInneapolis, Minnesota.  He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued his Graduate studies in ceramics at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He has received two Project Grants from the Jerome Foundation in St. Paul, the first was in 2002 and the second in 2006.  His work has been featured in several juried and group exhibitions around the United States; venues include Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, Hunter College, NY, and Lincoln Arts, CA. His work reflects his thoughts about architecture, decoration, and memory.  His mixed media wall tiles are minimal geometric structures that reveal their own architectural planning.  Each of the structures contain multiple layers.  Jamie adds layers of plaster, pigment and wax to emphasize and decorate the rough surfaces of the form. By altering the surfaces, each layer asserts the passage of time and

the burying and recovery of memories.  Jamie’s three-dimensional work haven taken new form in paintings.  Lessons from his sculpture are observable: his layering technique creates a built surface on an otherwise flat surface.  He intends for these layers, of varnish, resin and transfers, to again evoke time and memory, but the particular washes of color lend emotional impact, sometimes haunting, sometimes romantic.  Whether it’s a three-dimensional cube that references the architecture of the home or a painting that references wallpaper or interior home décor of days past and present, Jamie believes that all of his work alludes to time, history, and memory.

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