Next week, mosaic artist Jason Dussault will present “Deconstructive/Constructive,” his body of comics-inspired artwork, at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York City.
“Growing up in a small rural Canadian town in the late seventies and early eighties with young parents struggling to find their way, I spent much of my time alone, and the only access to art I had was comic books,” Dussault explained in a statement. “I would spend hours trying to redraw these characters. ‘Deconstructive/Constructive’ is my tribute to comic book art, my first love and inspiration.”
Dussault, who is originally from Vancouver, combines pop culture and mosaic for his signature work. He based the centerpiece of his exhibition on George Delmerico’s iconic superhero amalgamation, A Marvel – Ous Evening with Stan Lee, 1972, which — in turn — was originally a poster for a lecture given by Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall.
In addition to the Marvel pieces in this post, Dussault’s work also features characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, Lego Batman and Joker. In order to create these pieces, Dussault used tile, grout, paint, resin, wood, vinyl, found ceramics and vintage porcelain, among other supplies.
Dussault’s exhibition is own view from March 20 – April 8. Proceeds benefit Free Arts NYC, “a local organization providing underserved children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.”
Check out some more of Dussault’s pieces below.