Jason Tessier’s practice engages with language and conversations surrounding the significance and complexity of contemporary painting. His paintings engage with both the visual and physical elements of painting.


His work experiments with the materialistic properties of the canvas and the materials placed upon it. Working with a variety of mediums, Jason complicates the paintings surface with traces, marks and interventions.


His elemental compositional structures are activated by sensuous colour and various improvised gestural and incidental actions. Often working on multiple works at once, allows for internal dialogues within the works to be present and documented.


The works challenge their own limitations and conventions as paintings. The physical space created as a result from these compositions, gestures and internal dialogues invite the viewer to a visual discourse.