‘Kintsugi’ by Jason Raish
Artist: Jason Raish
Medium: Acrylic on Wood Panel
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to Hang
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
NOTE: The artist has intended for this painting and its partner ‘Celadon’ to be sold as a pair. A discount is available if both works are purchased together. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before purchase to inquire.
“If you’re an Asian kid growing up in an all white world in rural western New York State you have a number of physically and verbally aggressive encounters. You have a bowl cut, your face is different, you aren’t like the others. The gold lining of this ignorance and racism is that eventually when you pick up the pieces and are repaired, either by yourself or with the help of others, it makes you stronger. Korean celadon was celebrated as the finest in the world and had a characteristic greenish grey jade hue. Repairing ceramics with gold was an art mastered by the Japanese. Realizing that otherness is bullshit and beautiful comes from not only you but the efforts of everyone.” – Jason Raish
About the Artist:
Jason is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and went to the U.S. at the age of 3. After being raised in the forests of upstate New York he studied fine arts for 2 years at SUNY Albany, 1 year abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul South Korea, and then 4 years of illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in NYC. He started a big adventure in 2008 and moved to Beijing just before the Olympics, not knowing when or if he’d be back. It turned into a 6 year adventure living in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Barcelona, London, and Paris (in the 13eme arrondissement), all while freelancing with old and new clients from around the world. Now you can find him in Park Slope Brooklyn jogging around the park with his rescue husky, brewing beer, tending to his rooftop vegetable garden, taking photos, cooking, and of course, drawing. I secretly wish I could exchange my drawing talent for Jazz piano talent, or to be able to wail like Al Green.