Jason Middlebrook

Bio

Jason Middlebrook was born in Jackson, Michigan, in 1966. Currently he lives  and works in Hudson, New York. He pursued a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, after which he attended a Master in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute. From 1994 to 1995, he took part to the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. He exhibited in several international institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York, the MASS MoCA of North Adams and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2014 his work was presented at the SITE Santa Fe Biennial.
Middlebrook’s first works, realized during the years spent in New York, are marked by his attention for the creative repurpose of materials. Having moved to Hudson in 2008, Middlebrook established a deep relationship with Nature and dedicated himself to the reworking of wood, acquired from his natural surroundings: cut, sliced, sectioned and carved tree trunks become canvas on which abstract forms, graphic patterns and extreme geometries emerge fluctuating between the artificiality of scientific and technologic components and the shapes and structures found in the same Nature.

Works

Jason Middlebrook, 5 Different Ways, 2014, acrylic and spray paint on ash, 289x49x2,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Corner Steps, 2012, acrylic on maple, 254x52x3cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, White Map, 2015, spray paint and silkscreen ink on cherry, 51,5x62x3,8cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Strata Walls #2, 2015, acrylic on walnut, 67x66x2,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Entropy Never Stops, 2005, acrylic and graphite on board, 107×96,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Oleg Kulik, New Paradise (Zebras), 2000/2001, b/w print on aluminium and plexiglass, 60x72cm, edition 2/12, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Keep Searching, 2015, spray paint on American elm, 252x44x2,8cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Number One, 2016, spray paint on curly maple, 53,5x65x5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, White Map, 2015, spray paint and silkscreen ink on cherry, 51,5x62x3,8cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Strata Walls #2, 2015, acrylic on walnut, 67x66x2,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, It’s Gonna Take a Lot of Love, 2005, acrylic and graphite on board, 96,5x107cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, My trip to Pisa, 2005, installation composed of 24 digital prints framed in different frames, 10x15cm each, edition of 5 + 1 AP, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Oleg Kulik, SUNLIGHT (Grids), 2019, polymeric clay, iron grid, (H) 130,5 x (L) 72,5 x (W) 80cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, photo-credits Antonio Maniscalco

Jason Middlebrook, Thinking More About Darwin, 2014, acrylic on American elm, 258x47x2,8cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Reflection is a Loaded Word, 2014, spray paint on elm, 88×56,5×0,75cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Something Left, 2015, acrylic ad spray paint on wood, 46x47cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, Four Lines, 2015, acrylic on wood, 63x89x2,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Jason Middlebrook, My trip to Pisa, 2005, oil on canvas, 107×96,5cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Oleg Kulik, SUNLIGHT (Parachutists), 2019, helmets, polymeric clay, led lights, iron wire, sitespecific installation, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio, photo-credits Antonio Maniscalco