Art soldier Jason Laning
Not so fast, 2003
became an authority in the art bloggers world in quite a short time, not only because of his blog, but also because of his straightforward and thoughfull comments combined with a cool brooklynesque humor on other art blogs. I always liked his alias profile image, a painting of an eagle-nosed face (R.Reagan?), that added to his authority a lot. ( The left face on the above painting.)
Somehow anonymity started to bore him and he outed himself as the painter Jason Laning, and now it's very good to have his paintings in the back mind, while reading his comments.
His paintings are as straightforward as his writing is, but offer hints on uneasiness with the political circumstances in our time. The model for "Law Becomes Law" may have been a precise event here or there, but the system to do so, lately became common and a sad normality in countries all over the world. Jason, thank you, for showing us your paintings.
Law becomes law, 2006
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