The often-apocalyptic themes in Jonathan Saiz’s work reflect the duality of the artist’s fascination with optimistic irreverence and a foreshadowing of darker things to come. Man-made climate-change, supernatural unknowns and all the social and spiritual upheaval that accompanies them.
His varied subject matter, explored like an intuitive stream-of-consciousness with scores of miniature paintings, drawings and sculptures, add up to glossy, candy-coated visual narratives imbued with existential dread.
“Saiz makes our terrors tangible in his artwork. By acknowledging fears in the periphery of our daily lives or the dark corners of our minds, the mechanisms of control — whether god or government — are disrupted. The gaze is powerful.” - 2016 @hyperallergic.com
His paintings have been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine’s “New Contemporary” book 2014, Elle Decor 2015, and Veranda 2016. His 79 original paintings make up the cards of “The Fountain Tarot” a collaborative project that has been featured in Vogue in 2015 and 2016. Jonathan studied at Parsons School of Design in both NYC and Paris and at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was an artist in residence at Redline in Denver, CO and a visiting artist at the American School of Paris.