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JARED FLAMING

Jared Flaming is a visual artist living and working in New York City.  He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a BFA and the University of Kansas where he received an MFA.  He has spoken and exhibited at multiple universities and has been featured in several publications including Juxtapoz.  Jared has shown both domestically and internationally including a 2008 collaborative exhibition in Reykjavik, Iceland titled "The Princes of Royal Blood."

Flaming's body of paintings involves placing both significant and banal images in an indeterminate space which, rather than offering up a coherent predominant interpretation, allows for a proliferating chain of meaning.  Art historical touchstones mingle with nondescript kitsch motifs in a reciprocal undermining of identities.  Oversized wet paint strokes are deceptively rendered in a flat illusionistic manner that toys with perceptions of origins and authenticity.  Quick digital mark making is counter intuitively recreated tediously by hand.  The result is a hall of mirrors where nothing seems definitive and precepts are suspect.

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