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Artist's Statement

Although his subject matter is varied, Jason Line’s main area of interest has been the still life, either concentrating on the subject closely or expanding out to take in the surrounding interior. The arrangements vary in their complexity of composition whether it's a single lemon perched quietly on a plinth, or if it's a mass of objects sprawled out on the studio floor. Whatever is being expressed however, whether it’s a scene of serenity or utter chaos, the object and arrangement is always carefully examined with a particular focus on the relationship and tension between forms so that every component is integral to the other and to the whole.

Method of Working

Jason works directly from observation with drawing being fundamental to his practice. Whether it’s working with charcoal or oil paint, the process remains the same; one of adding and taking away, scraping back and reapplying. Adjustments to both the arrangement and the painting continue endlessly until some kind of balance and harmony are achieved.

Biography

Born in London,1965
Camberwell School of Art (Foundation 1983-4)
Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology (Fine Art 1984-7)
Attended post graduate life classes run by the artist June Collier (1988-1993)

Jason has recently had a solo exhibition at MARCH Fine Art in San Francisco, USA and is currently working towards a solo exhibition with 155A Gallery in East Dulwich, London in the autumn of next year. 

Alongside his own work, Jason has for many years painted sets and undertaken commissions to make portraits and paintings for film and television. Productions include ‘The Father’, ‘Mrs Lowry and Son’,’Death of Stalin’, ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Quartet’, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’,’The Riot Club’, ‘Pride’, ‘The Hollow Crown’ (Richard II),’The Crown’ and ‘Poldark’.

Society Memberships

New English Art Club

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

2020: The Bowyer Drawing Prize at The New English Art Club Exhibition
2018: The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary (runner up)
1998: The Juliet Gomperts Memorial Award

Past exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:

2021 Exhibition of Drawings and Paintings. MARCH Fine Art, San Francisco, USA
2019 Exhibition of Paintings. Perfumer H, London.
2005 Reflection: Exhibition of Paintings. The Troubadour, London
2002 Exhibition of Paintings. The Studio, bcontemporary,London
2001 Exhibition of Paintings. Frameworks Gallery, London (two person)
1991 Exhibition of Paintings. Andrew Usiskin Contemporary Art, London
1990 Exhibition of Paintings. Richard Dickens Gallery, London

Group exhibitions:

Regularly exhibit with155A Gallery, East Dulwich, London.
Recent exhibitions include ‘One’, Paintings of a Single Object, 'Contemporary Landscape’ and ‘Monochrome’.
2021/20/19/18/05 New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries
2018/16/14 The Lynn Painter - Stainers Prize, The Mall Galleries
2019/1990 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries
2015/05/00/97 The Royal Society of Portrait Painters,The Mall Galleries
2001/99/96/94 The BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery

Also exhibited with: Andelli Art, Wells, Somerset; John Martin Gallery, London; Langham Fine Art, Suffolk; Medici Gallery, London; Moorwood Art, Somerset; Nadia Waterfield Fine Art, Hampshire; Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford.