Independence Eve Open Studio – Thursday July 3rd 2014


Open Studio Tonight!

Its Thursday, its July 3rd and we’re having an Independence Eve Open Studio! Looking at Wikipedia it seems there is some dispute as to when Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence. With this in mind and allowing for historical inaccuracies, tonight’s Open Studio theme will be loosely based on those days before the signing back in 1776, when the United Kingdom was still the ruling power. In other words, the theme will be all things British. Here, here old chap!

Great Britain 2 Anyone?

A youtube video I saw last weekend with Stephen Merchant provided the inspiration for an Independence Eve Open Studio. Watch the video here, it’s funny!  Stephen Merchant Presents: ‘If We Won’.

British Flag Work on Paper

I completed the original painting British Flag back in 2011. The work sold and now forms part of a private collection in, appropriately, the UK.


British Flag. 2011. Acrylic on Canvas. Photographed in NYC before leaving for the UK

I really wanted to remain true to the design of the British Flag/Union Jack. In order to do this I had a Dutch paint company match the exact red and blue. I also strictly adhered to the flag’s proportions and, like the flag, if you hold the painting upside down it is a symbol of distress.


British Flag. Small, Color Work on Paper. Framed.

British Flag has been made into a work on paper in variations of Color, White and Grey. It is available as a small and medium work on paper.

Jason Oliva Independence Eve Open Studio Details:

When: Thursday July 3rd 2014 (tonight!)

Time: 5pm onward

Where: 21 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007

Who: Everyone welcome!

Feel free to just come by or you can email me at


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