Jason Greig | the artist
The artist Jason Greig
Born 1963, Timaru, New Zealand.
Lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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There is an intensity to Greigs works that catches you off guard. His technical prowess as a printmaker is immediately impressive, but what elevates these works to something truly magical is his willingness to push the medium, to run a print through the press so many times it is on the verge of disintegrating to get the right velvet black or azure or crimson background. The textural markings littering the surface are juicy and evocative. This is the real deal. These works make your heart race with their visceral potency…
One of New Zealands most significant contemporary printmakers, Jason Greig studied under Barry Cleavin and Denise Copland at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts during the early 1980s and graduated with Honours in Engraving. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s Greig favoured more technically challenging printmaking processes such as etching and lithography as opposed to the less complicated medium of the monoprint. It is the monoprint however that he has worked with almost exclusively over the past thirteen years…