“The "moment of the fall" is a recurring theme in my drawings. The line between healthy, youthful
innocence and corruption is so tenuous. The weight of a feather could throw the balance, and tip the
scales. And they can never be re-set.”
Creating in a miniature scale, Jason D’Aquino presents diminutive spaces that explode with rich detail
and cryptic imagery. Upon close inspection – which is mandatory when viewing these intricate surfaces –
a presentation of seemingly innocent characters and paraphernalia unfolds into a world of perversity and
The mystery of his subjects is further enhanced by the fact that they are rendered on found and naturally
aged materials. D’Aquino goes through great lengths scouring flea markets, abandoned homes and dust
bins to find antique surfaces that are recontextualized into his art. The beauty in the initial discovery of
these forgotten objects is then carried through to the high attention to detail and craftsmanship.
A skilled draftsman, Jason D'Aquino has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. His
drawings have been featured in the New York Times, Juxtapoz, I.T.A., The Stranger, and Gulliver
magazine A hardbound volume of his is work is forthcoming by Ignition Publishing.
“Delicate Execution,” the Miniature Drawings of Jason D’Aquino runs June 7 through July 5, 2008, at
Fuse Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception,
on Saturday June 7th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fuse
Gallery at 212.777.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.