Selected works by Jin Meyerson

Jin Meyerson
Steeple Chase


oil and acrylic on panel

188 x 246 cm

Steeplechase depicts a popular, violent sporting activity simultaneously characterizing the best and worst of American culture. A deliberate choice on the part of the artist, the subject matter was chosen precisely because of its unlikeliness, as a means to distance himself from the academic training he had received at art school. Meyerson manipulates images culled from a range of media to create heavily congested scenes of intense richness, in part an aesthetic response to the flat, arid landscape of rural Minnesota in which he was raised. Steeplechase is typical of his interest in kinetic imagery; objects or people in motion, scrambled by concussive force and the artist’s psychology into parabolic waves of hallucinatory colour.

Jin Meyerson
Untitled Installation


Oil on Canvas

In Meyerson’s installation, images from movies, video games, television news and sports channels, advertisements, computer graphics, books, and magazines collide in a chaotic and bewildering narrative filtered through the artist’s individual psychology. A self-confessed visual junkie, he invites the viewer to take a dizzying rollercoaster ride through a series of personal and impersonal experiences. The individual canvases, whose precise configuration is intended to be largely spontaneous, form temporary associations, blurring the line between conscious and unconscious. Painting itself is intended to be the primary experience, both for the viewer, who struggles to make sense of a barrage of vividly distorted visual imagery, and the artist, who experiments with numerous different techniques to apply paint to his canvases.

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Modern and contemporary artists and art; Jin Meyerson
Additional Information on Jin Meyerson
Jin Meyerson included in the group exhibition ‘Surface Tension’ at the Chelsea Art Museum
‘Surface Tension’ seeks to investigate how our environmental saturation in technology, the omnipresence of digital and computer imaging, have informed the question of surface and pictorial space in contemporary painting. Both artist and viewer can be classed as visual nomads: Internet browsing, channel surfing, cruising through a media/electronic surplus, allows for a simultaneous access to disparate levels of visuality, informational systems and emotional experience.
Work at Frederieke Taylor Gallery by Jin Meyerson
Jin Meyerson: ‘Through the Game’ in the Project room of the Frederieke Taylor Gallery
Fusing abstract landscapes and morphing body shapes, Meyerson investigates all-American culture by choosing one of its most popular sports events: American Football.

The series of recent paintings Through the Game express the artist's interest in exploring the gap between the experience of watching a sporting event unfold on television, its actual unfolding live in a parallel space, and the memory of the action, sights and sounds. - Jin Meyerson at Zach Feuer Gallery.
LFL Gallery is pleased to present the solo debut of Jin Meyerson, a painter based in Brooklyn. The exhibition, titled "More than you want, less than you need" - Jin Meyerson, Social Distorsion
Jin Meyerson se sert des images tirées de magazines ou de photographies pour composer ses tableaux. Il s’en sert après avoir fait un certain nombre de manipulations. L’image initiale est déformée, complètement triturée pour ensuite servir de modèle à ses compositions bariolées.

Les formes sont combinées, tordues et malmenées dans tous les sens pour être déversées dans une grande vague qui emporte le tout. La peinture se déverse dans une marée de couleurs, prise dans les rayures d’un courant qui trace son lit.