- Jason Balducci (b. 1987, Rome)
Jason Balducci is a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Originally from Italy, his portraits immediately attract attention with their charisma, dynamism and wit. Active colors, uneven layers, fragmental bodies, sketchy lines and unconventional mixture of techniques and materials are the painter’s typical expressive means.
The rebellious styles of Basquiat, Willem de Kooning and Warhol are named among his sources of inspiration.Jason sees art as a way to experiment and explore the unknown: both the inner personality of his models and of his own state of mind.
For him, art serves not only to depict the reality but also to subjectively rethink it, open a dialogue, express personal associations, and find new meanings.