Jason Shelowitz: Power Box

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Jason Shelowitz: Power Box

1,200.00

Jay’s piece is screen print and spray paint on 320 GSM coventry rag paper. It measures 36 inches by 36 inches and is from an edition of five unique prints.

Multi-disciplinary artist Jason Shelowitz (Jay Shells) studio practice often references the overlooked elements of urban life. This Verizon utility box sits on East 55th street and became the muse for this piece. Shells made an edition of 5 screenprints, each embellished with wild splashes and line work using spray paint, making each edition completely unique. The piece elevates this unintentional street sculpture to high art by capturing it in this dramatic portrait.

Jason was born in 1979 in Oceanside, New York and has been living and working in New York City since 2001. He attended SUNY New Paltz from 1997-2001 with a focus on printmaking and continued his art education at Pratt Institute, receiving an MFA in Graphic Design in 2003. From 2005-2006, Jason interned with the legendary artist and graphic designer Milton Glaser. He has been working professionally as a fine artist and graphic designer ever since.

His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom as well as featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, ARTINFO, Juxtapoz, Complex and The New York Times. Jason’s work appears in the book Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, and Street Messages by Nicolas Ganz.

Many of Jason’s public art campaigns have been written about extensively on an international scale. In 2016, Jason produced and starred in a docuseries for Red Bull TV (airing mid 2017) based on his Rap Quotes project. Jason’s clients include Yale University, Nike, Microsoft XBox, Red Bull, Rita Hazan New York, Stacked Ventures, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Harlem Children’s Zone, Tishman Speyer, Universal Music Group and more.

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