Redling Fine Art

Jason Kraus

CV in print & other writings

Jason Kraus was born in 1983 in New York City, where he currently lives and works. He received his MFA from Columbia University in 2013. Kraus’ work often points back on itself. Using his own studio practice as a starting point to explore the mechanics of looking, Kraus explores our own suppositions about how and why we see the works as we do. This gesture compels the viewer or caretaker of the work to have a hand in the creation or completion of the work itself. For instance in 2012, Kraus used the standard dinner party to consider the place of the readymade, the copy, the edition, the cast, and the forgery in contemporary art practice. The works themselves were built from the tables and dishes used during a durational performance in which Kraus attempted to cook the exact same meal for the same 12 people, 7 nights in a row. Frequently the works themselves have several lives, with elements from one work appearing in the next and again as the works make their way through studio visits, exhibitions and art fairs. Kraus’s work has been shown at Johan Koenig, Berlin; Jessica Silverman, San Francisco; Brand New, Milan and Harris Lieberman, New York.

RFA Exhibitions

  1. five hundred and thirty three x five hundred and ninety one

    Jason Kraus

    Oct 4–Nov 14, 2015

  2. Concrete Form

    Jason Kraus

    Nov 9–Dec 21, 2013

  3. still life picture plane

    Sep 14–Nov 2, 2013

  4. Dinner Repeated

    Jason Kraus

    Mar 13–May 12, 2012

  5. Jason Kraus Jeff Kopp Martin Kersels

    Sep 27–Oct 24, 2007

Selected Images

Jason Kraus & Hayley Tompkins,
Installation view, 2017
The Modern Institute, Aird's Lane Bricks Space, Glasgow, Scotland

Untitled (maroon, brush mark) I, 2016
Oil on gessoed canvas
36 x 42 inches

Untitled (maroon, brush mark) IV, 2016
Oil on gessoed canvas
26 x 30 inches

five hundred and thirty-six x five hundred and ninety-one, installation view, 2015
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles

five hundred and thirty-six x five hundred and ninety-one, installation view, 2015
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles

nineteen by twenty four, 2015
Oil on gessoed canvas
19 x 14 inches

five hundred and thirty-six x five hundred and ninety-one, installation view, 2015
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles

Illustrated Frame Work (4), 2015
Nolar wallpaper
Dimensions variable

Illustrated Frame Work (3), 2015
Nolar wallpaper
Dimensions variable

Finished Objects
Installation View, 2015
Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

Finished Objects
Installation View, 2015
Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

Unit 5, 2014
KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, Work Lamp, Ingo Mauer Candles, Friday Night Lights, Smashed
37 x 17 x 43 inches

Unit 3, 2014
KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, Los Angeles Times, Catch 22, California mug, Alinea Cookbook
13.25 x 15.5 x 16.25 inches

Untitled Projector, 2014
Blue, grey, and black KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, Russian Multiply wood, paint, bondo, glass, side clamps, lamp, lens, glass transparency, slides
42 x 42 x 95.5 inches

Untitled Projector, 2014
Blue, grey, and black KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, Russian Multiply wood, paint, bondo, glass, side clamps, lamp, lens, glass transparency, slides
42 x 42 x 95.5 inches

Detail, Untitled Projector, 2014
Blue, grey, and black KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, Russian Multiply wood, paint, bondo, glass, side clamps, lamp, lens, glass transparency, slides
42 x 42 x 95.5 inches

Concrete Form
Installation view, 2013
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Concrete Form
Installation view, 2013
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Stack-up from newspaper, work lamp, houseplant, 2013
KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood
47.25 x 20.5 inches
JAK13008

2 pedestals (one for a work lamp and another for something else), 2013
Blue KoskiDecor Finnish birch plywood, work lamp, unknown object
two pedestals, 33 x 12 x 16 inches each

Red Monochrome, 2012
red acrylic screenprint ink on Arches 88
30 x 22 inches

Red Monochrome, 2012
red acrylic screenprint ink on Arches 88
30 x 22 inches

Red Monochrome, 2012
red acrylic screenprint ink on Arches 88
30 x 22 inches

Red Monochrome, 2012
red acrylic screenprint ink on Arches 88
30 x 22 inches

Red Monochrome, 2012
red acrylic screenprint ink on Arches 88
30 x 22 inches

Between This, That and the Other Thing
Installation view, 2013
Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

Untitled (Landscape #6), 2012
Light stand, Lowell Pro halogen light bulb, 2x4 pine, drywall, video paint & light-jet photograph
26 x 39 x 4 inches

detail, Untitled (Landscape #6), 2012
Light stand, Lowell Pro halogen light bulb, 2x4 pine, drywall, video paint & light-jet photograph
22 x 33 inches

Dinner Repeated,
Installation view, 2012
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Dinner Repeated, 2012
Cherry plywood, 11 red wine glasses, 11 white wine glasses, 11 champagne glasses, 11 water glasses, 10 rocks glasses, 11 small plates, 11 medium plates, 11 large plates, 10 bowls, 10 coffee cups, 10 saucers, 11 small forks, 11 large forks, 11 small spoons, 11 large spoons, 11 knives and 11 napkins
67.25 x 37 x 17.75 inches

Detail: Untitled (Contained Explosions), 2007-2010
Fireworks, glass and wood
Dimensions variable

Detail: Untitled (Contained Explosions), 2007-2010
Fireworks, glass and wood
Dimensions variable

Detail: Untitled (Contained Explosions), 2007-2010
Fireworks, glass and wood
Dimensions variable

Looking On,
Installation view, 2009
Rental Gallery, New York, NY

Silver Fender, 2009
Plaster
42 x 22 x 18 inches

Untitled Crowd 1, 2008
Light jet print
11 x 60 inches

Superman, 2008
Light jet prints
Diptych, 10.5 x 14 inches each

Longjump, 2008
4 Light jet prints
47 x 62 inches (installed)

Kraus, Kopp, Kersel
Installation view, 2007
Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

Primary Explosions (Blue Cake), 2007
Light jet print
32 x 48 inches