Jonathan Faber

Jonathan Faber considers painting a physical thinking process --a way of getting involved in a kind of internal dialogue. He is interested in making work that is primarily 'abstract', yet also a part of a lexicon of 'real' world imagery. In each painting there is a negotiation of extremes --a friction between concept and intuition. The artist keenly balances a methodical and immediate approach to each image through a broad vocabulary of spontaneous and deliberate form, color and marks. As a result, the paintings hover between an abstract substance and an ambient space.

This balance of distinctive approaches is rooted in his passion for the process of painting in itself, specifically a strong desire to stretch the syntax of the medium by pulling paint in different directions and across a surface in a variety of ways. Although the process can be similar in each image, it is his intention to make each individual painting singular, an entity with its own idiosyncrasies.

Jonathan Faber received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA from Alfred University, NY. He was the recipient of the Pollock Krasner Fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums across the country, including Cue Art Foundation, the Galveston Arts Center, David Shelton Gallery, and the Blanton Museum of Art. He currently resides in Austin and is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University School of Art & Design.

Jonathan Faber; Relic Remix, 2015; oil on canvas; 40 x 34 in.
Jonathan Faber; Interzone, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 40 x 36 in.
Jonathan Faber; Ten Feelings, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 42 x 52 in.
Jonathan Faber; Wilderness, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 42 x 52 in.
Jonathan Faber; Disappear, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 17 x 15 in.
Jonathan Faber; Open Channel, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 40 x 36 in.
Jonathan Faber; Internal Exile, 2016; pastel on paper; 8 1/2 x 10 in.
Jonathan Faber; Colony, 2016; pastel on paper; 9 3/4 x 9 in.
Jonathan Faber; Atennae, 2016; pastel on paper; 15 x 13 1/2 in.
Jonathan Faber; Hi Scores, 2015; pastel on paper; 15 x 13 1/2 in.
Jonathan Faber; I Get Bi, 2014; pastel on paper; 15 x 17 in.
Jonathan Faber; knockkknock, 2015; pastel on paper; 9 x 11 in.
Jonathan Faber; Ambient Artifact, 2016; oil and acrylic on canvas; 40 x 36 in.
Jonathan Faber; Cross the Breeze, 2016; pastel on paper; 15 x 13 1/4 in.
Jonathan Faber; Insight, 2014; pastel on paper; 13 1/2 x 11 in.
Jonathan Faber; Conductor, 2016; pastel on paper; 9 x 11 in.