Jason Hallman is a self-made global artist who draws from personal history, nature, architecture and design. His work explores the inward journey of finding home in oneself, and the outward journey of experimenting with diverse forms, materials and methods to excavate deeper hidden meaning.
Each excavated art piece is made by layering twelve individual paintings, with motivation, intention, patience, joy, freedom and love, then carving into the layers to reveal a new work of art. Each layer is a unique ecstatic act, sealed in time by its successor. Carving through the painted sediment and archaeology reveals fragments of history and ancestry. Drawing inspiration from the earth and its layers of life beneath us, and from the sky overhead holding stars, super novas, the ‘big bang’, we feel the motions in time and space that have created us. From this intense energy of moving tectonic plates and exploding stars a new story is birthed. We are the layers of our past, and a continuously new waking form.