Jason Hughes, ‘Power Trip’, 2009, Gabarron Foundation

About Jason Hughes

Inspired by universal religious and mystical tropes and motifs, such as the labyrinth, mandala, and hagiographic narrative, Jason Hughes creates sculpture, drawing, photography, and collage, as well as working in other diverse media. In his sculptures and works on paper, his process—beginning in the center and then moving outwards along a rigorous pattern subdivided into quadrants—mirrors designs found in Buddhist monasticism. His mixed-media installations also employ color symbolism, rotational symmetry, and repetition, as well as recognizable figures like military helmets, toys, and currency—indirectly engaging the concerns of his works on paper through color and pattern.

American , b. 1978, based in Brooklyn, NY