Jason Scott Hoffman
Des Moines, IA
About Jason Scott Hoffman
1971, Iowa City, Iowa, USAI am a commercial photographer of 12 years with a client list which has included Maytag, Wal-Mart, Blue Cross/Blue Shield , The Sports Authority and many others. Over the last three years I have shifted the focus of my work to fine art.My drive is to create visual art with the same visceral effect as Instrumental Music. One doesn't have to think about Beethoven's "Eroica" to be affected by it, and I want my work to have the same quality. There is no secret language to decode in most of my pieces, no personal mythology to unravel, and yet I hope that the viewer is struck by my best works with a sense of mystery that doesn't demand to be understood. I am not a surrealist, yet my images are illiteral-new realities that never existed except in my mind's eye, realized through the use of multiple photographic captures and temporal sculpture blended into worlds that can't quite be, but are.
Future Shows: Currently:Full Frontal [the art of confrontation] at the Hoberger, East Village, Des Moines. Through Sept. 22.