BIRMINGHAM, AL, United States
About Jamison Harper
Jamison lives and works in Birmingham, AL. Oil painting allows me to simply explore color relationships. My breakthrough came one night while mixing oil paints with a stand oil medium. The colors became their own environment. I was moved and felt a rush of new ideas. The excitement of that initial discovery still strikes me each time the paints hit the canvas. For me, these paintings take on a life of their own. Each viewing draws out new meanings or associations. In this way, each painting gathers its own collection of stories. My previous work was representational. There is a safety to representational work, because one can readily define how it is interpreted. In walking away from safety, I have found freedom. A freedom, not to merely interpret, but to create. www.jamisonharper.com www.smallwoods-studios.com
2000 Goldsmiths University Contemporary Art Fellowship Program
2001 Kalamazoo College, BFA Fine Arts
2002-03 Graduate work at Savannah College of Art and Design
Solo shows coming in 2017! Stay tuned.
Jamison frequently shows in Birmingham, AL.