New Moon 2011 – Jason Freeny

The 3rd annual New Moon show will be taking place this Friday the 11th from 6 – 9pm at myplasticheartNYC.  Twenty-four (24) artists in different artistic backgrounds will be displaying their interpretations of the twelve (12) Chinese zodiac animals.  Leading up to the show we will be introducing you to each artist participating in the show.

Jason Freeny – New York, NY – Zodiac Sign Chosen – Dragon

Born 1970, Silver Spring Maryland. The son of hippies and youngest of three siblings.

Jason studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY.

Spending most of the 90’s traveling the globe as a muralist and theatrical designer, Jason joined MTV’s Special Events department in 1997 as a freelance designer. While there, Jason helped design and create stage sets, props, and custom artwork for MTV Networks live events and trade productions worldwide. Jason’s most recognizable contributions were his custom trophies created for MTV’s “Rock-n-Jock” series and “TRL Awards” televised events.

Around that same time, through a series of hand painted, NSFW “Pin-Up” themed illustrations, Jason’s personal artwork began attaining notoriety, gracing the pages of such magazines as Heavy Metal, Juxtapoz Erotica, Penthouse and Time Out New York.

In 2002, after the birth of his son, Jason surrendered his messy, toxic studio for a nursery and went digital. A year later he took a staff position as a toy designer. And while that only lasted a year, the stylistic influence these two events had on his creations is apparent, spawning a surreal mixture where innocence clashes with maturity.

Jason created his first fictional anatomy in 2000 with his depiction of the mythological “Incubus”.

Armed with a youthful, overactive imagination, Jason creates smart, intricate illustrations that tickle the deviant intellect through a mix of hard graphics, pop iconography and wit.

During the day, Jason works in Manhattan as a mild mannered interface designer. At night, after the kids go to sleep, he can be found hunched over his computer developing works of candy colored madness.

Jason aspires to one day drop the daytime gig…

That or work with Pixar :B

New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac 2011
February 11th 2011
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until 03.13.11

210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York

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