Artist

Jack R. Mesa
Oakland, California

Jack R. Mesa is a drummer from Oakland, California. When he's not playing a gig, he's exploring the connection between art and sound via performance and visual art.

Artist and Customer Comments


S Mathi 1/2/2015 | 2:05 AM

Excellent work

commentsNew Water (Sound Synthesis (C on D (Poem Painting)))
krnhersh 11/11/2014 | 5:11 AM

wow!!!! so cool... amazing way to express yourself-- love it!!! k

comments100 Sounds (IV)
A Martin 11/17/2013 | 3:21 PM

This is amazing and awesome. Excellent work!

UGALLERY 9/16/2011 | 4:52 PM

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Ladybug 5/24/2010 | 4:10 PM

I asolutely LOVE THIS!!!

Full Spectrum Suburban House Fire #5
by JACK R. MESA


Mixed media artwork on other
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

36" h x 30" w x 1" d
20 lbs. 0 oz.

$3,350


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This series starts as a poem. I think of a phrase and try to imagine what it looks like. sometimes that's easy and sometimes it's hard. I then begin to find images related to the phrase. I use everything from found photos, my own photos, photoshopped color gradients, and video synthesizers to create the layers of imagery. I print on a material called perforated vinyl. This material is used in advertising (bus windows, business windows) because you can see through it and print an advertisement on one side. I use it to juxtapose images together in collage. I attach the images to a mirror and that lets you see reflections of the room and yourself in the images. The works also change throughout the day because they are dependent on the ambient lighting of the room. I like to say they go to sleep when we do. During the brightest points of the day the works reveal new layers of imagery.

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