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Jason Brady B. 1989
Jason Brady
B. 1989
Just a Game
Charcoal and pastel on paper
21 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
Framed dimensions:
31 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
This vanitas portrays just a game, yet a struggle for life. The player’s lone king stands against the reaper’s army. Checkmate appears to be inevitable. The board of life is itself quite bland, abiding by the rules with its monotonous predictable pattern. On the other hand, the reaper’s drapery is a chaotic whirl of beauty spiraling into the jaws of death. How will you meet your end? Is death a beautiful release from the shackles of life or just an utterly black void of nothingness?

Jason was inspired by his uncle, Joe Brady, to become an artist. He began training in classical Russian academic drawing and painting with Vyacheslav Shevchenko in 2008. In 2012 Anthony Waichulis accepted him as an apprentice of Ani Art Academy. Jason's charcoal drawings are muddled glimpses into his convoluted reality.

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Jason Brady
B. 1989
Fiat Justitia, et Pereat Mundus
Charcoal and pastel on paper
18 x 25 inches
Signed with monogram