Jason Limon Drops A Sneak Peek @ His Bold Hype Gallery Show In New York City

Back with us again for his 5th RUN Jason Limon has brought us Foliage. You can see Jason’s past Runs in the 1xRun Archives. Read on for the 1xRun Thru Interview with Jason Limon.

1xRUN Thru Interview

Jason Limon – Foliage

1xRun: Is the original still for sale?

Jason Limon:  Yes, at Bold Hype Gallery NYC .

1xRun: When was the piece drawn/created?

Jason Limon: Spring, 2012

1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?

Jason Limon:  This painting is part of an ongoing story I’ve been working on about how plant life begins to overwhelm the planet, taking over and blending with other species to further the mission of balancing Earth.

1xRun: How long did the piece take?

Jason Limon:  10 weeks.

1xRun: What is unique about this piece?

Jason Limon: The extra spirally detail in the dress.

1xRun: Why should people buy this RUN?

Jason Limon: Because it’s big, and affordable!

1xRun: Describe this RUN in one gut reaction word.

Jason Limon: Growth

Jason Limon

"She became infected at the age of eleven while playing in the field beside her home. She inhaled the pollen from a bed of altered flowers that blew in her direction. Plant life had made a shift – its structure reorganized to balance the population of our planet. Roots grew wildly within her body, devouring her from the inside and planting her to the ground where she stood. Her appearance from the outside remained as it was, beautiful and young. As time passed she grew as she ordinarily would thought her bones became wood and her veins now filled with sweet nectar. A pool of rainwater now amassed below her body concealing her feet, growing deep into the earth. Still her delicate face looked out into the open field. It was a clever disguise, a glaring lure. Countless men, young and old would pass her by. Curious by her glow and motionless position they would approach closely and their feet would become entangled in the net of vines hidden underneath the murky, shallow water. Trapped, their bodies would sink into the mud becoming a source to further grow from." - Jason Limon

1xRUN: When did you first start making art?

Jason Limon:I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, but after high school I had it set in my mind that I would work every day to develop images that might hang on walls to tell a story.

1xRUN: What was your first piece?

Jason Limon: The first piece I ever remember creating was in crayon that I did at about age five. It was me standing up on a hill with a big word bubble above my head that said “help!” in bold color. At the bottom of the hill was a police car with little lines drawn on the lights to represent flashing. Of course, I don’t remember what it all meant though, obviously, there was some rough moments growing up. In high school things were more abstract, then I focused on drawing in college.

1xRUN: What artists inspired you early on?

Jason Limon: When I was a kid I loved cowboy art, Frederic Remington. I guess that’s the Texas in me. Later on it was the surrealist painters.

1xRUN: What artists inspire you now?

Jason Limon:Now it’s mainly a bunch of living artists that I’ve been fortunate to share walls with.

1xRUN: If you could collaborate with any living artist who would it be and why?

Jason Limon:I’ve had the chance to collaborate with my good friends, Colin Johnson and Dan May. I’d love to do more with a long list of artists I’ve shown with in the past.

1xRUN: If you could collaborate with any deceased artists who would it be and why?

Jason Limon: Oh that’s a tough one. I wouldn’t want to mess up any masterpieces :)

1xRUN: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what? If not then what is your environment like when you work?

Jason Limon:I do listen to music. A big variety of all sorts of stuff (besides country and pop). I also listen to various podcasts, most about paranormal and sci-fi. Other times I have Netflix playing documentaries and movies, mostly about war history.

1xRUN: What was the first and last piece of art that you bought? Do you still have it?

Jason Limon: I’ve done lots of trades growing up. I just recently started working on a wall of small art, some are purchases, some are trades. I think the first one was from the illustrator, Steve Adams. I’ll be looking to add some trades soon.

1xRUN: What else do you have currently in the works?

Jason Limon:I release some art, mostly small stuff every first of each month through my shop, thefirstof.com also I have some other upcoming events:

May: Suggestivism at Bold Hype Gallery, NYC

May: Wild at Heart at Thinkspace

June: Botanical at Genome Gallery, NC

1xRUN: Where can people find you on the internette?

Jason Limon:  Website –  FacebookTwitterFlickr – Instagram@jasonlimon

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