Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s paintings communicate the regenerative properties of affection, love, and self-expression through depictions of blackness and queer relationships. Chase recognizes the importance of individual languages of intimacy and beauty that cannot be commodified or estranged from those who speak them. They work acros a variety of media – from paintings and screen printing to textiles, drawing on icons from black culture that were formative to their developing sense of self growing up – while demonstrating an approach to figuration that is attentive to art historical conventions.

The artist received his MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA (US) in 2016 and his BFA from University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (US) in 2013. He has had solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, PA (US), Company Gallery, New York, NY (US), and the Pond Society (CN).

 

Jonathan Lyndon Chase participates in the exhibition Equal AffectionsJuly 23 - August 28, 2021. Courtesy of Edwin Oostmeijer.