Jason Trotter

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Jason Trotter, Emergence II, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 41 x 91 x 2 inches (framed)

Jason Trotter is an emerging artist known for his bold geometric abstracts rendered in acrylics. Trotter employs a hard-edge painting technique that produces sharp lines with abrupt transitions between color areas. While his colors are chosen intuitively, his compositions are inspired by lines and forms observed in daily life and are intended to evoke an instinctual, physical reaction from observers rather than interpretive analysis.

Trotter’s current work focuses on triptychs. He was draw to the multi-panel approach as it allows for a more dynamic effect. The correlation from panel to panel allows simple shapes to unite, resulting in non-representational compositions that make a singular, eye-catching statement.

Jason Trotter is a graduate of Northern Illinois University who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Drawn to minimal hard-edged abstraction, his work is strongly influenced by Carmen Herrera, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, and Frank Stella.

In 2019, Trotter was featured in Forbes, Manhattan Magazine and included in the biannual New Canaan Holiday House Tour.

 

Education

1996
B.A. Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University
 

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Equilibrium, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

2018
Linear Precision, Soho House, West Hollywood, CA

2018
Geometric Impact, Fred Segal, Los Angeles, CA
 

Group Exhibitions

2021
Resurgence, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

2021
KICKSTART, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

2020
Art On Fire 2020, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN

2020
Market Art & Design, The Hamptons, NY (online: 1stDibs)

2020
Spectrum 2020 (30th Annual Juried Contemporary Art Show), Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT

2019
SHOW Gallery’s Modernism Week Pop-Up, Palm Springs, CA
 

Press/Publications

2020
Forbes, “Dreaming Of A Creative Career? How to Make It A Reality” by Sara Bliss, January 7, 2020 (Online)

2019
Manhattan Magazine, December 2019 (Print)

2019
Angeleno Magazine, September 2019 (Print)

2018
The Hollywood Reporter, “LA Insider Explains Surprising Career Change” by Chris Gardner, September 7, 2018 (Online)

2018
WWD, “Fashion Publicist Turned Painter Shows At Ron Robinson” by Marcy Medina, August 31, 2018 (Online)

2018
C Magazine, “What’s Hot” by Lesley McKenzie, March 2018 (Print)