Jason Aponte received his BFA in Illustration from The Ringling School of Art and Design in 2002. After living in Somerville, Massachusetts for a few years, he currently resides in Homestead, Florida.
As a figurative realist painter, I am extremely interested in the psychology of the individual. The canvas allows me a medium to cull together elements that focus on the subject’s psychology, such as color, form, and light, ultimately leading to a work of art that presents my take on the minutia of contemporary life – with a traditionalist approach to painting.
The natural situations we constantly experience often contain beautiful, unseen elements that I hope to capture. As a classically trained artist, I work towards achieving a realistic representation of my subject. Although there are some abstract elements in my work, they are present to enhance the emotions I experience towards my subjects.
Born in Homestead, Florida, I was not exposed to a great deal of art. My inspirations initially came from film and comics. I sought a traditional art education that led me to Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where I received a Bachelors Degree in Illustration. Currently, I live in work in Homestead striving to find new ways of expressing my ideas.