Breaking the Ice
Fine Art Print
2017, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
A dystopian scene, part of Jason Brueck's Animal Kingdom series. A polar bear stands atop a graffitied mobile home in an arctic landscape, its roar releasing a group of colorful butterflies. Lighting around the house suggests that it is indeed inhabited. "When putting together Animal Kingdom, I wanted to create a nuanced sense of man versus nature," Jason explains. "The world is a shrinking place, and I wanted to create images showing that harsh reality without shoving it in the viewer's face."
Before his career as an artist, Jason Brueck practiced law for twelve years in Philadelphia. For several years leading up to this momentous change, he showed artwork in a few local venues and even opened his own small gallery in the Olde City neighborhood. In January of 2014, he quit his job as an attorney, sold his house and moved to Nashville to pursue his true passion full time. Jason draws inspiration from album cover art and song lyrics, and also imagines ways to present current design trends in a different light. He generates titles first and then puts together an image to describe the narrative. “My hope is that people see a story behind the image. Thought and humor often factor into that message,” says Jason. His work is shown across the country in galleries, hotels and juried festivals, and has been acquired by major universities including The University of Michigan and Texas A&M University.