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 Faber's 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.

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, New York, NY; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas; David Shelton Gallery, Houston, Texas; and the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He currently resides in Austin and is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University School of Art & Design.

Jonathan Faber; Dawn Orchestra, 2022; oil on canvas; 30 x 26 1/2  inches
Jonathan Faber; Ceremony, 2022; oil on canvas; 16 x 15 inches
Jonathan Faber; Nocturnal Ripples (Never Come Back), 2023; oil on canvas; 30 x 26 1/2 inches
Jonathan Faber; Friendly Stranger, 2022; oil on canvas; 15 x 16 inches
Jonathan Faber; Woven Doors, 2023; oil on canvas; 17 x 14 inches
Jonathan Faber; The Devil is in the Details, 2022; oil on canvas; 38 x 28 inches
Jonathan Faber; Sunspots, 2022; oil on panel; 14 x 18 inches