Lot 211 - Jason Balducci - Why
Lot 211 - Jason Balducci - Why

Lot 211 - Jason Balducci - Why

Mixed Media on Paper

Jason Balducci is a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Italy, his colorful paintings immediately attract attention with their charisma, dynamism, and wit. Active colors, uneven layers, fragmental bodies, sketchy lines, and an unconventional mixture of techniques and materials are the painter’s typical expressive means.  
Jason sees art as a way to experiment and explore the unknown: both the inner personality of his models and of his own state of mind. For him, art serves not only to depict the reality but also to subjectively rethink it, open a dialogue, express personal associations, and find new meanings.  



He earned a Bachelor of Art from The Academy of Fine Arts in Italy and Spain. 



Balducci’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Europe and North America, including “Identity”: The Artist Perspective”.MFA Academy of fine arts Florence 
2020 Bare & Essential, Blitz Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
Overzealous 2020, Art Space Connect Gallery, Toronto, Canada 
Collective Cure, New Harmony Gallery, Indiana. 
XPOSED - Naked and not afraid,Knox Gallery, Calgary, Canada 
Minerva: Harmony to Hollywood, New Harmony Gallery, Indiana. 
Don’t touch your face, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, California. 
Drawing unlimited, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 
Labour of Love, The Freedom Factory, Toronto, Canada. 
2018 Vernice Contemporanea, Vicenza, Italy. 
2017 Self-Portrait, with Odd Nerdrum, TIAC International, Florence Italy. 
2016 “Beyond Skills” with Golucho , Galleria 360, Florence, Italy. 
2015 Enegan-art, ex court-house, Florence Italy. 


About the postcard artworks 


Art has been my comfort and my refuge during the many moments I thought man was full of imperfections, and nothing or no one was really worthwhile. 
Being able to express myself through a painting, is a wonderful and unique sensation. 
Not only creating but also looking at art is beneficial for people’s health as well. Surrounding yourself with art is an effective way of preventing and treating a variety of conditions, especially those that came up recently with this pandemic, such as depression, anxiety and paranoia. 
Trying to reflect states of the external world these two portraits reflects my inner state. Art as a representation of outer existence through the expression of humans inner life.