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.
B.A. Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University
Equilibrium, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY
Linear Precision, Soho House, West Hollywood, CA
Geometric Impact, Fred Segal, Los Angeles, CA
Resurgence, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY
KICKSTART, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY
Art On Fire 2020, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
Market Art & Design, The Hamptons, NY (online: 1stDibs)
Spectrum 2020 (30th Annual Juried Contemporary Art Show), Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT
SHOW Gallery’s Modernism Week Pop-Up, Palm Springs, CA
Forbes, “Dreaming Of A Creative Career? How to Make It A Reality” by Sara Bliss, January 7, 2020 (Online)
Manhattan Magazine, December 2019 (Print)
Angeleno Magazine, September 2019 (Print)
The Hollywood Reporter, “LA Insider Explains Surprising Career Change” by Chris Gardner, September 7, 2018 (Online)
WWD, “Fashion Publicist Turned Painter Shows At Ron Robinson” by Marcy Medina, August 31, 2018 (Online)
C Magazine, “What’s Hot” by Lesley McKenzie, March 2018 (Print)