Jason Stopa is a painter and writer living in Brooklyn. Stopa deconstructs shapes of modern architectural sites that occupy historical relationships to progress. His paintings utilize the grid as an organizational logic by upholding rhythmic and playful repetition – allowing his mirroring of gestures to create a syntax. Brushstrokes are individually legible but accumulate to fill out gesturally articulated geometric structures. Each painting vibrates as if air - as well as light - were passing through the composition, animating it. 


"My paintings use architecture to reference utopias of all stripes: ecological, religious, and personal. I see my motifs as structures that rest on lattices, sit on fences and recline on slopes...I see these sites as pointing toward possible futures. In a time of ecological crisis and political polarization, envisioning a new, possible world seems more important than ever."