Artwork by Jason Becker will be displayed in our Midtown Gallery throughout the month of January.
I’m Jason Becker, a former art teacher, current graphic illustrator, artist, and generally all-around curious and inquisitive human being. Taking things at face value is not really in my DNA, so I am constantly questioning my external environment, and the landscape of my consciousness.
What is real? What is illusion? Do we have more than five senses? What is life all about?
It is unclear to me if there are any hard and fast truths of the cosmos, but I am certainly on the path of learning all I can about this life before I transition into the spirit world…where I know I will be held by the universe in all its wonder.
My art is a very deep and personal manifestation of how I see and experience my place among the stars. I am very inspired by nature with a profound love for animals and wild places on this earth. More than that, I am inspired…no, inspired is not a powerful enough word…I am moved, compelled, guided, by some very deep and spiritual force that has led to some profound and extremely enlightening shifts in my being. I must create…the universe wants me to, as if my creations are a way for the universe to, in some small way, know itself.
The process of composing my work and bringing it from the realm of muse and ideas, and into the physical world is a real meditative experience for me. As I sit in a mostly darkened room, I am filled with light as I draw, as if the connection between my consciousness and my right hand is not my own, but the will of the universe passing through me, and if I am lucky, something pertinent and beautiful results.
I understand this may all sound strange. Believe me it feels strange to me. But I couldn’t be more in love with what pushes me to create. I couldn’t be more in love with the process nor more in love with this life I am creating.
I have traveled around the world over the years, with each journey adding to the encyclopedia of experiences and concepts in my head. The most profound trip of them all being to the jungle of southern Mexico in the past year where I spent time with a Shaman who blew my world into a billion pieces, leaving me with a sense of inner peace, I once thought unattainable.
The resulting effect of that journey is what you see before you on the walls of this space. My desire is for these pieces to be thought provoking, intriguing, and perhaps leaving viewers with more questions than answers, not just about art, but about their own consciousness…because after all, what fun is life if it is predictable, known and safe?
There is no past. There is no future. There is only this very moment. It is always now…
Be fully in this moment as you quietly walk this space and peer into each one of the works before you.
What do YOU see? What do YOU feel? That is what matters most.