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SELECTED WORKS BY Jason Brinkerhoff

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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, wax pastel, and collage on paper

26.4 x 20.3 cm
Jason Brinkerhoff describes his work as “constrained by a single form – the female.” Anyone with any familiarity with the history of western art will recognise this ‘constraint’ as an engagement with western art history itself, given its inexhaustible fascination with the female nude. Brinkerhoff ’s women seem aware of this too: composed of allusions and nods to art historical forebears, they create a kind of warped taxonomy of female representation. De Kooning’s slithering women collide with Klimt’s demure nymphs; Picasso’s deconstructed physiognomies with Toulouse-Lautrec’s spiky bohemians.
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil and wax pastel on paper

25.4 x 17.8 cm
These are nudes not as scientifically observed subjects, as in a life-drawing class, but as receptacles for art-historical memory, that might imply a sort of exhaustion, a sense that the nude itself has nothing more to tell us. On the other hand, Brinkerhoff ’s works are charged with an excitement in making, and an involvement with materials, that gives his works a sense of perpetual freshness. His drawings’ dynamic motions – the swooping lines of charcoal and fuzzy clouds of colour – are used not to describe but to celebrate the immediacy of the drawn mark. And when, as in Familiar Faces, his works combine a variety of approaches (loopy graphite, scribbled pen, fat and dark wax pastel), Brinkerhoff ’s works transcend their obvious allusions – those familiar faces – and become giddily present and alive.
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil and wax pastel and collage on paper

22.2 x 20.3 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil and wax pastel on paper

25.4 x 19.7 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, wax pastel and collage on paper

24.5 x 17.2 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, wax pastel and collage on paper

27.3 x 20.3cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite and coloured pencil on paper

22.9 x 17.2 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, pen and wax pastel on paper

24.45 x 18.42 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite and pencil on paper

21 x 14.6 cm
Summer Knows Best
Jason Brinkerhoff
Summer Knows Best

2011

Graphite, pencil and wax pastel on paper

22.9 x 17. 2 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite and pencil on paper

30.2 x 22.9 cm
Venus
Jason Brinkerhoff
Venus

2011

Graphite,coloured pencil, pen and wax pastel on paper

24.1 x 21.6 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, pen and coloured pencil on paper

21.3 x 27.9 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite,coloured pencil,wax pastel and collage on paper

28.9 x 21.6 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, spray paint, wax pastel and collage on paper

26.4 x 18.1 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, pen and coloured pencil on paper

21.3 x 27.9 cm
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Jason Brinkerhoff
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2011

Graphite, pen and coloured pencil on paper

21.3 x 27.9 cm
Familiar Faces
Jason Brinkerhoff
Familiar Faces

2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, pen, wax pastel and collage on paper

20.3 x 14 cm
Guardians I
Jason Brinkerhoff
Guardians I

2011

Graphite, coloured pencil, pen, wax crayon, ink and collage on paper

25.4 x 33.02 cm
Text by Ben Street

Jason Brinkerhoff's BIOGRAPHY

Jason Brinkerhoff
Born in 1974, Berkeley, CA
Lives and works in Menlo Park, CA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Some Women, Ziehersmith, New York
Some Women, White Columns, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Epiphanic Glow, curated by Brad Hajzak, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Breadbox, Ziehersmith at the ICON, Nashville, TN
Pigments, Peter Bergman, Stockholm
Birds, Bodies and Bricolage, May, Toomer Labzda, New York

2011
NADA Art Fair, featured artist, White Columns, Miami
Emerge Fair, featured artist, White Columns, Washington DC
Grasping for Relics, ZieherSmith, New York
Woodshed III, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51, North Adams

2009
Woodshed II, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51, North Adams