Through an almost excessive process of research, referencing, citation, and adaption, Jason Brinkerhoff’s ahistorical hybrids create an aesthetic dissonance between the past and the present. His approach concentrates on the female figure and this unapologetic focus is relentless. In the endless possibilities of a single subject, Brinkerhoff is reckoning with various influences including iconic past masters, his contemporary experience, and nearly everything in their collective path (from Pre-Columbian sculpture to Picasso to French Vogue).
With a confident, fluid line and refined grasp on technique and materials, Brinkerhoff's drawings range from straight graphite on paper to sophisticated collages of disparate fragments. Erasing, smearing, and slicing through immense piles of his own drawings atop other source material, Brinkerhoff interrupts the past and inserts his own bravura. This complicated, additive practice combines seamlessly in elegant figures whose associations abound.
Brinkerhoff was the focus of a solo exhibition at White Columns in New York and was the first winner of the Herb and Dorothy Vogel Award.
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