Jon Reischl is a visual artist in St. Paul, MN. He has shown his paintings at various venues around the region, including solo exhibitions at The Phipps Center for the Arts (Hudson, WI), the Ames Center (Burnsville, MN), and Nicademus Arts (St. Paul, MN). He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his lovely wife Debra and their trusty beagle. A graduate of the College of Visual Arts, Jon Reischl shares a studio with fellow CVA alumni Jeremy Szopinski, Ed Charbonneau, and Garrett Perry
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Thematically, I am interested in the machinations of thought and memory. Specifically, my paintings are meant to establish a visual language for the ephemeral, persistent activity of the mind’s eye. I typically work in series, creating "families" of work based on variations of this theme.
Formally, I portray this process of thought and recollection by abstracting iconography through amalgamation and refinement. I create digital photographic collages and transfer them onto a physical substrate, either by projection or printmaking, then reinterpret them as paintings. Throughout this reductive process, the properties of the original images merge, become obscured, or otherwise lose distinction, and are reconsidered and adapted for the surface through formal means of painting and the introduction of color. The finished artifact is entirely new, while reminiscent of its source and corroborative of the transformation.