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"Jayson Bimber" sunburns easily and really likes soccer, bikes, hikes, and hot dogs.
Jayson began his education at Home Street Elementary School in Warren, PA. That school has since been torn to the ground. More recently, his research and image-making practice mostly concerns itself with post editing of photographs, that is exploring what a computer can do after the camera has created an image. This mostly employs digitally collaging and manipulating appropriated imagery from magazines, weekly advertisements, and found internet photographs to comment on representation and stereotype in the media and art history. He has a strong interest in the imaging of celebrities and pop culture.
Jayson frequently notes that if he had to go back and do it all over again, he would be a Harlem Globetrotter, specializing in spinning the ball on his finger and that his greatest regret is life is that he cannot dunk.
I create tableaus, portraits, and still lives by digitally collaging scanned images from magazines and utilizing found photographs from the Internet. I apply an anti-aesthetic approach to my digital manipulation as a means of allowing my viewer to scope the reality of image manipulation.
In my current and ongoing series of images, The Aristocrats, I critique financial wealth in contemporary society while examining current consumerist culture. These images not only satirize the “1%” but the remainder of the public who strive for lifestyles and possessions they cannot afford for purposes of acceptance and ego. These images are meant to parody the ways that people revel in their fortunes while critiquing the extremes people go to obtain an appearance of affluence. Throughout this series, I make use of perceived stereotypes to inform the viewer the possible identity of characters that only exist through my creation.
My labor-intensive process involves as much work searching for imagery to manipulate as it does employing those manipulations. I make use of traditional cut and paste collage techniques to speed up my process. These Collage Studies are paramount in my practice as they allow me to quickly judge aesthetics and narrative before moving forward to the more arduous digital work.
In my previous bodies of work I have used a similar artistic practice to comment on tales from the Old Testament (Good is Dead) and the human form through art history (Masterpieces).