Jason Lee Gimbel

    • Yellow Bird
    • Oil painting on wooded panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • Eight Legs
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 60" x 84"
    • Her Hessian Peel
    • Oil painting on wooded panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • Our Journey is Entirely Imaginary
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 72" x 48"
    • Casey and the Red Chair
    • Oil painting on wooded panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • se la mia morte brami
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 90" x 70"
    • Corbin Blu
    • Oil Painting on Canvas
    • 78" x 48"
    • SOLD
    • Sitting on the Cusp of Eternity
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 90" x 70"
    • Through the Blue Windowpane
    • Oil painting on wooded panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • The Bather
    • Oil painting on Wooded Panel
    • 57"x 45"
    • Back to Back
    • Oil painting on Canvas
    • 60"x 84"
    • Woman and the Green Chair
    • Oil Painting on Wooded Panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • Femme Assise dans un Fauteuil
    • Oil Painting on Wooded Panel
    • 57" x 45"
    • beauty’s self and beauty’s giver
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 72" x 40"
    • se la mia morte brami
    • Oil painting on canvas
    • 90" x 70"
    • Shadow Light
    • Oil Painting on Rag Paper
    • 47" x 35"
    • SOLD
    • Before Merging with Grey
    • Oil Painting on Rag Paper
    • 24" x 24"
    • Study for Figures and Chairs
    • Charcoal on Paper
    • 19" x 14"
    • Untitled Study B
    • Charcoal on Paper
    • 15" x 13"
    • Study for Shadow Light
    • Charcoal on Paper
    • 11" x 10"
    • Untitled Study A
    • Charcoal on Paper
    • 12" x 11"

Artist Bio

Known for his monumental figurative paintings, Jason Lee Gimbel renders full figure works through abstraction-expressionist brushwork and non-naturalistic colors. His instinctual approach, random use of color and mark making pushes figurative work to the edges of representation and, in some instances, into abstraction. These painted drawings breaking up the surface through a visual harmony that disrupts the partially outlining figures. Providing the viewer with a complex balance between the merger of the figure and background.

In addition to painting, Gimbel creates classically informed drawings. Often depicting the human figure with the skin removed to display the musculature. These écorché drawings borrow from Greek mythology, classical sculpture and traditional figure drawing. He incorporates visual metaphors that explore the ephemeral qualities of the yellowing and degrading newsprint on which they are drawn. There is a playful juxtaposition of these large scale drawings with larger than life size staples, magnets and thumb tacks. An optical perception is often associated with Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.

Jason Lee Gimbel is a fifth generation Coloradoan who graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver and studied Fine Art Drawing and Printmaking. Gimbel has participated in group shows in Denver, Colorado; Athens, Georgia; Astoria, Oregon; and the Manifest Gallery International Painting Annual publication in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also appeared in numerous shows with Space Gallery in Denver, CO. He currently hosts a non-instructive figure drawing workshop in Denver’s RINO Arts District at Redline.