Jason Tessier is a British artist (b.1993) who lives and works in London. His practice engages with language and conversations surrounding the significance and complexity of contemporary painting. The paintings Jason creates toy with references from both abstract and conceptual historical artists and movements and engage with both the visual and physical elements of painting. They experiment with the materialistic properties of the canvas and the materials placed upon it.
Using traditional artist materials such as oil paint, Jason mixes other materials such as acrylic, graphite and pastels and complicates the paintings surface with traces, marks and interventions. In merging this assortment of materials, the works outline a certain kind of pre-determined abstract formulated language, creating a visual and physical conversation upon the canvas.
Jason’s compositions are rooted with contingency and the impossibility to revise or correct an action. The physical space resulting from these coincidences and mistakes invite the viewer to an haptic experience in which each of these painterly elements seem to appear simultaneously by chance. These internal dialogues within the work challenge their own limitations and conventions as predetermined paintings.