BIO

 

Jason Balducci (b. 1987, Rome) 

 

Jason Balducci is a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Italy, his colorful paintings and distinctive personal style emanates energy and spontaneity and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the expressionist movement.

Portraits by Balducci immediately attract attention with their charisma, dynamism and wit. Active colours, 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, 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.

He earned a Bachelor of Art from The Academy of Fine Arts in Italy and Spain.

Balducci's work is collected throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe & Asia and can be seen and purchased at his art studio in Toronto and Florence, or online at www.jasonbalducci.com  Saatchiart  Singulart  Artfinder   

 

 

EDUCATION

2011  Master of Fine Art. Academy of Fine Arts Florence, Italy.
2008-11 Bachelor of Art, Art History & Theory. University of Miguel Hernandez, Spain.
 
                                       SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 2021  TOAF, 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto, Canada 
           Art on a Postcard, Online Auction, London, UK
           Online Auction with BMO for Kids Help Phone, Canada
           Overwhelming Possibilities, Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2020   Bare & Essential, Blitz Gallery, Toronto, Canada
           Overzealous 2020, Art Space Connect Gallery, Toronto, Canada
           Collective Cure, New Harmony Gallery, Indiana
           XPOSED - Naked and not afraid,Knox Gallery, Calgary, Canada
           Minerva: Harmony to Hollywood, New Harmony Gallery, Indiana
           Don’t touch your face, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California.
           Drawing unlimited, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
           Labour of Love, The Freedom Factory, Toronto, Canada.
2018  Vernice Contemporanea, Vicenza, Italy.
2017  Self-Portrait, with Odd Nerdrum, TIAC International, Florence Italy.
2016 “Beyond Skills” with Golucho , Galleria 360, Florence, Italy.
2015  Enegan-art, ex court-house, Florence Italy.