Jason Urban is Printeresting
I recently stumbled upon one of Jason Urban’s works on Faesthetic’s blog, announcing his new Website – jasonurban.com. I’ve called him about an interview, and I’ll definitely let you know when we hear back, but for now, I just wanted to share a few of his recent gems. I’ve always been a big fan of collage, but as you’ll see, Urban takes it to another dimension with his 3-D architecture and precise geometry.
His educational background in art and printmaking certainly shows (a BFA in Studio Arts from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and both an MA & MFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa). Anyone studying the medium will learn a lot from him — and actually can, at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches Printmaking and Foundations Drawing. He is also a co-founder of the very cool Printeresting.org – “the thinking person’s favorite online resource for interesting printmaking miscellany.”
These first images comes from a collection that he put together at the beginning of the year while on residence at Caldera up in Sisters, Oregon. The last few are from a 3D collage he did last year called “Hard-Edged Sea.”
Definitely make it over to his site to check out the rest, and stay tuned to see if he grants us that interview.