Jason Wright is an artist working across a variety of media, from drawing and painting, to sculpture, video, and installation. In addition to having roots in the fine art tradition, Wright's practice is informed by a wide range of everyday and vernacular art-making traditions, and through his work, he seeks to engage directly with people from all walks of life. Jason Wright Currently resides in Southeast Michigan. In addition to making art, Wright has also taught art and art history, with a focus on self-taught and vernacular artists, at the University of Michigan.
The artwork on view here is from the artist's ongoing series of recycled works, which are composed of previously completed artworks that have been reduced to fragments, and remade into new compositions. These works are meditative reflections on creativity, transformation, and time, through which the artist engages with his work as an open ended process of re-vision. By incorporating work from the past into new works, the artist folds together past and future into an holistic and meditative practice of the creative present.