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Carlton Jamon

Carlton Jamon (°1962, Zuni, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of metals and media. By focusing on techniques and materials, Jamon plays with the idea of the mortality of an artwork confronted with the power of a transitory appearance, which is, by not being restricted in time, much more intense.
His artworks are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. By choosing non formal solutions, he considers making art a craft which is executed by breaking formal rules of discipline.
His works doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By applying abstraction from cultural motifs, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of omissions, acceptance and refusal.
His works are based on non-formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. By applying a wide variety of contemporary strategies, he tries to develop forms that do not follow traditional criteria, but are based only on subjective associations, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations. His works are made without boundaries and strict rules. which can be perceived as liberating constraints. Romantic values such as ‘inspiration’ and ‘authenticity’ are thereby neutralized and put into perspective.


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