Overview: "Primal Ooze"
JDP's latest body of work, being exhibited at Leon, invokes the ancient. 'Primal Ooze' is a visual exploration of the way extinct humans might have created and worshiped art. The work is made utilizing sticks, leaves, found wood, totems, soot ink, 22 karat gold and burned logs from fire circles. It appears to be unearthed from a past culture and offered to a contemporary crowd.Biography
Jared David Paul utilizes ink, rice paper, 22 karat gold, photography, charcoal, wood, tipis, bear traps, bamboo, fire, shovels and various other materials to explore concepts of self, death, nature, past and future. Jared, born in Denver in 1976, studied visual arts at universities in Boulder, Beijing, Prague and Newcastle, Australia. Jared has exhibited his art in Denver, Chicago, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and The Smithsonian in Washington DC. Self created artist residencies have been a major source of inspiration for Jared. He has immersed himself in residencies in Spain, Cuba, France, the UK and the remote interior of the Western United States. Most recently, Jared has started JDP ARTS LLC, a full service art installation company which specializes in art transport and installation. Specifically working with private collections, art consultants, galleries and corporate collections.