Over the past year, I’ve thought about how painting can respond to crisis. In this new body of work, I’ve made a series of paintings that reference utopian architecture, avant-garde music and joy. – Jason Stopa, 2021
Jason Stopa’s work is characterized by an abstract geometric vocabulary created with loose, organic brushwork. In Study for Padua Chapel, thick, freely-applied strokes of primary color hint at the arches, geometry, or plans of the structure of the title and give a sense of both the joy and order these buildings might convey. Stopa received his MFA from Pratt Institute. His work was included in Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation at the Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis. Stopa teaches at Pratt Institute, The School of Visual Arts, and works for an academic journal at Columbia University.