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Archetype

Archetype

Artist(s)
Reception
08/04/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
August 2017
Artist Statement

“Every artist has their own system of working, their own rules that they follow. Some are conscious, others are unconscious. These systems and rules embody experience, skill level, interests, tastes, inspirations, aptitude and method, to name a few. This is what I have been calling the artist’s archetype, and it is as unique as a fingerprint. The artist’s archetype is never static, it is always in flux, moving from one pole to the other, following it’s own logic together with the artist’s instinct. This process is what fascinates me about art. Every piece is the evolution of an idea. The work in this show is simply a record, the fertile result of surrendering to my own archetype.”

Jason Piccoli is a native of Colorado and grew up moving between Littleton, Denver and Arvada. He spent his youth devouring sources of science fiction, fantasy, eastern thought, and obsessing about ancient cultures. He studied Fine Art at Arapahoe Community College earning his Associate’s in Art, where he found his passion for clay and a fondness for the community that surrounded it. He earned his BFA in Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and later his MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

In graduate school he wanted to explore the idea of bridging the functional, the sculptural, and the painted image. “As a devoted reader, I am consistently in awe of the power of language to cultivate imagination and advance understanding. It is often through stories that knowledge and meaning are attained intuitively, made one’s own – versus that of reading a list of facts. It is by intuitive response to my work that I find satisfaction and authenticity. As a devoted maker, my work is my story.”

Jason Piccoli is the 2017-2018 Cooper Foundation Artist-In-Residence at the LUX.

Medium
Ceramics
 
 

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