Jason Dussault is a Canadian fashion designer, reality TV star and now successful contemporary artist who is reviving an ancient and impressive artwork – the mosaic.
We love bringing new and exciting art to London, so we are delighted to announce the Canadian artist’s work is exclusive to Maddox Gallery across the UK and Europe.
His pieces enjoy a huge amount of attention, and commissions are already flooding in for works by the incredible artist. If you are looking to buy Jason Dussault works as an investment or simply for enjoyment, please do get in touch.
Jason Dussault lives between Vancouver, New York and Ibiza. His work has been displayed at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, alongside famed innovators such as Picasso, Dali, Warhol and fellow Maddox Gallery favourite, Retna.
Dussault originally found fame when his fashion brand Deuce Custom Ink/Dussault Apparel led to a reality TV show, Dussault Inc., and even a working relationship with Gene Simmons on the Kiss musician’s own clothing line. However, despite this success, Dussault soon made the decision to move from a career in fashion to art.
Turning his attention to something very different, he is now best known for his stunning and intricate ceramic mosaics.
“Like talking about fashion evolving, I think it’s important for art to evolve. As an artist you’re always trying to test your limits and trying to develop your styles and evolve so that every collection you do is different from the last,” Dussault explained.
Mosaics can be considered one of the most primitive forms of art in the world. The 4,000-year-old technique was made famous by classical architecture and iconography discovered in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
Dussault has re-envisioned the ancient craft, although it still remains a true labour of love. His pieces are created over two to four weeks. Impressively, he produces each artwork without any assistants.
“His pieces are especially stunning in person, where you can investigate his trademark process and style, while also picking up details like the glints of diamond dust in the grout, the glossiness of the tile and the amazing texture throughout the piece,” states Canadian Gallery director Katsumi Kimoto.
Dussault also loves the possibilities of ceramic mosaic. He combines tile, paint, grout, resin and vintage porcelain in his works. His studio also contains two kilns so he can create tiles in any colours he can’t find. He also stocks ‘diamond dust’ glitter which he uses in his grouting.
The world’s most impactful art is born from the expression of internal struggle. Jason Dussault has wielded the power of that understanding, and has channelled that energy through nostalgic iconography.
Works are now on show at Maddox Gallery which re-imagine classic paintings in a wholly innovative style. Dussault combines ceramic, fabric, acrylic, feathers and resin to create classic historical subjects such as a Spanish conquistador.
However, many of his fans have chosen to invest in Jason Dussault art that features modern pop culture icons. His subjects have included superheroes, cartoons and even Lego characters. By recreating subjects from his youth, Dussault portrays the magic and excitement of childhood in a timeless style.