When I was conceptualizing the message for “No Home”, I came to realize that it would be best presented alongside strong writing in the form of a short story
VANCOUVER November 23, 2017
No Home ushers in a powerful pictorial of a dystopian future. The thematic tone of the show reveals humanities deepest fears, and yet at the same time, highlights our collective strength and determination to survive.
“No Home” will be held on November 23rd at Masik Studios in Vancouver. For more information visit http://www.jasondussault.com/nohome
When Jason was conceptualizing the message for “No Home”, he came to realize that it would be best presented alongside strong writing in the form of a short story. Says Jason Dussault, “I turned to my longtime friend and partner, Prevail, to scribe some words to help guide the direction of the show. As a person of compassion and an artist of honesty, I am constantly challenged with the current state of affairs that we, as the human race, are faced with. When I came to Prevail for his help on “No Home”, He explained the concept and he instantly saw my greater vision. We have been working together on projects since the early 2000's. We have collaborated on everything from design, with my original custom clothing company “Dussault”, to my first gallery solo show at the Hoerle-Guggenheim in New York, where I was honored to be debuted alongside the legendary artist Retna.”
For the first time, Jason has created jewelry, tools and costumes which have added to the profound medium of photography to his work. By including resin, ceramic and paint his my original images, Jason has broken new ground, and thus, has forged a new respect to the applications of art.”
About Jason Dussault
The world's most impactful art is born from the expression of internal struggle. Jason Dussault has wielded the power of that understanding and has channeled that energy through nostalgic iconography. From an artistic rage that lives beneath his perception, Jason creates an homage to one of the most primitive yet connected mediums in art history, the mosaic. By combining tile, paint, grout, resin and vintage porcelain, Jason has re-envisioned a 4,000 year old craft that has spawned masterpieces and, has made it his own. A true labor of love, Jason’s pieces are created over a two to four week process which he navigates on his own accord, free from assistants or interns. His dedication, curiosity and, sacrifice have culminated in humbleness, the true mark of an artist.
The artist has an impressive list of accomplishments and collaborations including; a commission by FC Barcelona to create a mosaic artwork of their coat of arms, where it was presented at the Rainbow Room in NYC and hand signed by all the soccer players, which was then put up for a charity auction; SOLD-OUT solo show in NYC, hosted by the late Glenn O’Brian editor of Interview Magazine and Warhol factory member; one-month Artist-in-Residency at Ruschmeyer’s Hotel in Montauk, Long Island, NY, where Jason created a series of vintage mosaic surfboards in an interactive outdoor setting; Invitation to host an artist workshop and talk at the Soho House members club NYC; Rogers production of reality TV show Dussault Inc.; Creator of the iconic Dussault Hoodies; partnership with KISS’ Gene Simmons; and a Indy Car collaboration.
Jason Dussault is represented by Hoerle-Guggenheim Contemporary Art Gallery in NYC alongside famed innovators such as Yayoi Kusama, Peter Beard, Kaws, Warhol, and Retna, and at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London.
To learn more, please visit: jasondussault.com
As co-founder of Canadian rap group Swollen Members, Prevail has received 5 Juno awards, numerous Much Music Awards, and has sold nearly a million records worldwide over a career spanning two decades. Most recently, his wordsmithing has afforded him rare opportunities in the form of being a Ted X Vancouver presenter, an ambassador for the charitable organization Music Heals and creative speaking engagements with Finger Food Studios, and many others.
About Raphael Mazzucco
Raphael Mazzucco is one of the world’s most influential and talented fashion photographers and contemporary artists, critically acclaimed for his singular eye and his captivating aesthetic. After years spent honing his craft in Italy, France and Amsterdam, his arrival in New York City garnered attention from some of fashion’s elite; creating iconic imagery for the likes of Victoria’s Secret, Guess Jeans, L’Oreal, Ralph Lauren and Bergdorf Goodman. His imagery has appeared in L’Officiel, French & Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy, Vanity Fair and scored three Sports Illustrated Swimsuit covers, featuring not only his editorial fashion imagery but celebrity portraiture of notable actors and celebrities including Lady GaGa, Pamela Anderson, Benicio Del Toro, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, and Elizabeth Banks. Raphael has shot every supermodel from Gisele Bundchen to Adriana Lima, GiGi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, Irina Shayk, Elle MacPherson to Alessandra Ambrosio.
His artistic visual narrative captures the human form set against a backdrop of startling landscapes spanning the continents, from Icelandic glaciers to African wildlife, the outback of Western Australia to Vietnamese rice paddies. He incorporates these documentary forms into building a layered narrative through paint, collage, and hand-lettered texts. The artwork reflects a palimpsest approach of articulation through reinvention. Through these works, we journey alongside Raphael through terrains both geographic and emotional, artistic expressions that evidence his imprimatur on our culture as a whole.
A two-year tour of exhibitions that traveled the globe, presenting his work to Milan, Florence, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles, Art Basel in Miami, and New York City was met with critical praise. Following the tour, Raphael immediately launched into an artwork & photo essay book collaboration with music impresario, Jimmy Iovine and rap producer, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Interview Magazine joined with Carolyn Murphy this past summer to host an exhibition of his work at his Montauk, Long Island home, adding to recent profiles of him in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Style Section. Paris Vogue has also featured Raphael several times, commenting that his style “oozes sensuality and charm.”
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Raphael lives in Montauk, with his wife, Lisa, and his son, Sasha.
ABOUT PAMELA MASIK
[ma-sih-kiz-uh m] : to see with music, hear in colour, and paint what one feels
With hundreds of paintings, sculptures, and performances combined, Masik’s innate desire to create emits itself through a prolific body of work. With international acclaim, numerous guest appearances at conferences worldwide, and 20 years-worth of creation under her belt, the artist continues to build the foundation to becoming integral to the Canadian art historical canon.
The controversy surrounding the creation of Pamela Masik’s The Forgotten Collection — 69 large-scale painted portraits of women that went missing and murdered in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada — sparked the interest of Vancouver film maker Damon Vignale to create feature film documentary The Exhibiton. The director followed Masik over the course of many years documenting the physical, emotional, and institutional hurdles that the artist was met with; from its initial conception, to the ultimate cancellation of Pamela Masik’s museum exhibition of The Forgotten Collection at the Museum of Anthropology. The film has been widely received as an objective glimpse into the complicated reception of this important body of work and received numerous nominations at film festivals worldwide. The Exhibition was the winner of the documentary category at the 2014 International Emmy Awards.
To learn more about The Forgotten & The Exhibition, please click here.
Masik’s work can be found in corporate and private collections in the UK, Spain, Dubai, China, and throughout Canada and the USA. Masik lives and works out of her studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.
To learn more, please visit: masikism.com
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