MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXPRESSIONISM: A 21ST CENTURY MODERN ART GENRE
In March, 2004, I felt compelled to transition from the business world into the art world, ergo, I purchased $5000 worth of art supplies “on a whim” and decided that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was a conscious intent to create something tangible, real, and formidable that became stronger and stronger, and as the months of that year passed, it had become quite clear to me that something was trying to form.
The brilliant scientist and inventor of wireless electrical current, Nicola Tesla, said that everything in the universe is divided into frequency and vibration. After painting full time since 2004, the work now seems to emanate an other-worldly energy, frequency, and vibration that somehow initiates a metamorphic affect on the viewer, resulting in an evolutionary impulse so vitally needed for the transformation and healing of humanity.
For the Mixed Media paintings, I prefer working with heavy impasto, applying much of the paint with the palette knife with greater frequency than the brush. I then spray mineral spirits lightly onto the surface, allowing it to thin the paint after it is applied, creating an organic, more natural style of deterioration and entropy. The end result is a relic-like, textured, crackling, archaic appearance resembling ancient stone art petroglyphs decaying for millennia.
If Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, certainly he would have been fascinated by the freedom and expression of Digital Art. In the “Dye Transfer to Aluminum” works, most are painted 100% digitally using a variety of the most cutting-edge software and hardware. Some are painted partially with Mixed Media, then photographed and the remainder of it is painted digitally. The image is then printed onto a transfer paper which is applied to a flat aluminum surface through sublimation. This process embeds the dyes into the metal permanently.
I am simply a medium, a channel, if you will, for the art that comes through me from higher planes of consciousness. As we become still and gently allow, we find the imagery forming into geometric shapes, and sometimes becoming portraits, and other times, remaining hidden behind a veil of abstractions. Some of our collectors have conveyed the artwork radiates a zen-like calming effect on the nerves, allowing them a glimmer of peaceful bliss and tranquility.
As an “Urban Shaman,” I have learned over the years to take my mind out of the equation when I paint. This allows for trance-like visions to emerge on the surface into multiple layers and facets (reflecting the multiple dimensions) onto abstract imagery, inculcating a synthesis of sacred geometry, metaphysics, quantum physics, mystical symbolism, and Jungian archetypes.
For me, each piece in the collection manifests a transformational and healing effect on my emotional body, affording me an inner awareness on untapped creative abilities. Subsequently, as the Multidimensional Expressionism has evolved over the past decade, I have evolved right along with it.
~ Jason Lincoln Jeffers
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
March 15, 2016