Jason Sims . Artist

I came across the art work of Jason Sims, an Australian artist who creates sculptural works which explore an ever-inventive use of light and space. Entirely hand-made, Sims captivates audiences with his mesmerizing light boxes and installations, enticing the observer to travel ever deeper into his expansive portals of perspective. Jason currently has work at Scream Gallery in London, well worth a look.

Nowhere , Jason Sims /  Lyrebird Photography

Sims' practice embodies a fresh perspective on light-based, multi-media artworks, using striking colorful lighting and geometric shapes to create playful optical illusions. On the outside his creations have clear boxed-in boundaries, on the inside the infinite spaces extend beyond physical capability. These bold shapes, though anchored in position, seem to float weightless on the wall, emitting a curious glow. They then dive within themselves, drawing the eye deeper and deeper. Exploring the space between reality and illusion, both physically and metaphorically, his works are slick and ponderous; edgy and mystical.

Chromatophore, Jason Sims / Pippy Mount Photography

Chromatophore, Jason Sims / Pippy Mount Photography

The illusion in my work, at least initially, seems to prompt the viewer to wrestle with what the eyes ‘see’ and the mind ‘knows’, but it’s not this that motivates me. I’m more interested in evoking a desire within the viewer for the illusion to conquer, at least for a moment or two, what they know to be true, in order to reach towards something more powerful and more profound – to create without complete disorientation something magical, indefinable and unexplainable.
— Jason Sims

Transfer II, Jason SIms / Pippy Mount Photography

Transfer II, Jason SIms / Pippy Mount Photography

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006 and has since exhibited across Australia as well as in Hong Kong, the UK and the USA. His work is held in major public and private collections, including Artbank and the Art Gallery of Western Australia and he currently works with Madison Gallery, La Jolla; The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong; Scream Gallery, London; Mars Gallery, Melbourne; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

Converge II, Jason SIms / Pippy Mount Photography

Converge II, Jason SIms / Pippy Mount Photography

List of Artworks:

Nowhere, 2012

Wood, reflective glass, mirror, perspex, MDF and LED lights

315 x 225 x 160cm

Lyrebird Photography

 

Chromatophore, 2013

Wood, reflective glass, mirror, MDF and LED lights

87 x 87 x 13cm

Pippy Mount Photography

 

Transfer II, 2013

Wood, reflective glass, mirror, MDF and LED lights

88.5 x 180 x 12.5cm

Pippy Mount Photography

 

Converge II, 2013

Wood, reflective glass, mirror, MDF and LED lights

65 x 87.5 x 12.5cm

Pippy Mount Photography

Jason Sims

Scream Gallery London

All images courtesy of the artist