Jason Oliva was born in 1970. He is a full time painter living and working in New York City. His works largely concentrate on the ‘singular’ – an animal, a flower, a building, an object – where the noise of a detailed background or other subject matter has been removed.
‘I like to leave room for the viewer and prefer not to attach images to a higher power, place or time. I prefer the painting to be about one ‘thing’ …. its a restraint, or constraint or a rule, let’s say, and within those boundaries the image takes on a different or greater meaning, even’. (Jason Oliva 2012)
Keeping within the artist as jeweler tradition, in 2008 Jason also re-imagined and produced a selection of his painting images as silver and gold fine jewelry.
CREATED IN 2010, JASON OLIVA [WINE] IS JASON’S FORAY INTO THE WINE INDUSTRY.
Jason’s vision started with a creative goal: to annually produce an exclusive, limited edition, vintage wine that showcases Jason’s artwork in the form of a wine label. Each bottle produced in Stellenbosch, South Africa is hand signed and numbered by Jason.
In 2011, in collaboration with NYC based art fabricator Karen Atta, Jason produced his first sculpture Lion (Edition of 5)
Alongside his works on canvas, in 2012 Jason began re-created a large number of his paintings as limited edition works on paper, all of which are individually hand-painted on three different sizes of Arches paper, framed then numbered and signed by Jason.
Jason Oliva [Apparel] began in 2012 producing multi color silk screened shirts adorned with his ost iconic images. In 2015 Jason Oliva was honored by Astronaut Scott Kelly, Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and NASA when they took his Astronaut T shirt to the International Space Station for their historic Year Long Mission in Space
Jason Oliva [PINS] began in 2016 producing high quality cloisonne enamel lapel pins. To date Jason Oliva pins has release the astronaut, Buddha, gorilla and lion images to enjoy.
Jason’s work can be found in public and private collections worldwide. In addition Jason’s work can be seen on permanent display at Ralph Lauren’s Kids stores globally (US, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Panama, Grand Canaria as of 2020 and many more to come)
If you are interested in any of Jason Oliva’s paintings, works on paper, sculpture, jewelry, apparel, pins or wine, please contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org