New Flat-File Project artworks by Jon-Michael Baribault !

New Flat-File Project artworks by Jon-Michael Baribault !

AS220 Galleries is excited to announce that new artwork by Artist Jon-Michael Baribault is now available through the AS220 Flat-File Project!

These artworks are now available on our AS220 Online Shop, as-well as being housed at the AS220 Project Space Gallery (93 Mathewson St).

Words about the Artist, curtesy of the artist – Jon-Michael Baribault is an artist living and working in Providence who creates sci-fi inspired conceptual surrealism. He has a background in architecture, design, and fine art. His primary medium of choice is acrylic paint, but also enjoys creating ink drawings, digital media, and screen printed images. His artistic concept focuses on the relationship between architecture and the subconscious mind. Drawing upon geometric themes, he superimposes structural framework onto organic matter to create spaces that can only exist in the dreamlike landscapes of his work. The imagery alludes to anatomical elements such as brains, tumors, and flesh while the intrusive presence of the harsh geometry within these “brainscapes” represents how humans live in a world created by fellow humans. His use of vibrant color adds a layer of whimsical surrealism illustrating the illusory experience of this subconscious phenomenon.His work seeks to illustrate the modern “indoor” lifestyle and its perpetuation of humanity’s disproportionate integration into the artificial environment. This ever-present exposure to the manmade world is undeniably rooted within our mind, manifesting itself in our memories as well as our dreams.

 

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist – “Set in an arena of thought, one’s brain is being spectated by itself. In a state of chaos, the brain floats within its own structural network and displays a storm of thought. The piece is saturated in color and was created digitally”.

 

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist – This whimsical image is set in a dimension that is strangely familiar yet vastly fantastic. Owls have always symbolized darkness and mystery, and their presence in this place is no exception. This image is a depiction of a place in which people cannot exist in, but can occasionally visit. This piece was created digitally.

 

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist – This screen printed image aims to illustrate the concept of thinking outside of the box. Often one knows there is another train of thought, but it is difficult to access it. The entities co-exist in a field of geometric patterns and planes, searching for each other.

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist – Showing elements of an architectural structure of my own design contrasting with a medley of organic imagery, this piece aims to discuss the often unspoken relationship between the built environment and the natural environment. It shows skeletal fragments of structural systems in chaotic harmony with natural objects such as animals, people, and brain-like shapes. This is a digital reproduction of an acrylic painting.

 

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist – This screen printed image aims to illustrate the concept of thinking outside of the box. Often one knows there is another train of thought, but it is difficult to access it. The entities co-exist in a field of geometric patterns and planes, searching for each other. 

 

 

Words about the work, curtesy of the artist –  The word “thanatosis”, also known as “apparent death”, describes a phenomenon that occurs in the natural world when an animal plays dead in order to deceive either predator or prey. In all of my work, the presence of eyeballs represents the concept of an entity, whether it is human or something else is not clearly defined. This piece aims to represent a feeling in which you cannot get away or hide. When you can’t do that, you might as well just play dead. This is a digital reproduction of an acrylic painting.