Artist Jason Humphrey uses the meticulous medium of pen and ink stipple to tap into the innate creativity of his subconscious. Raised in Los Angeles CA, Jason was introduced to the world of graffiti, and loved to go out and do it every chance he got. On the advice of his mother, he joined the Navy at the age of 17, to leave the world of trouble and gangs he became involved with behind him.
Traveling the world at such an early age had a profound effect on Jason. The influence of those travels are evident in his work today. His work involves a variety of subjects. Animals, pop icons, and comic characters are all reoccurring subjects in his work. He only works on what he feels connected to at the moment. Working this way keeps the work fresh, and never forced. Some of the larger pen and ink pieces can take up to two months to complete. Jason also creates hand painted paper collage pieces. Each piece starts out hand painted, and is then cut into smaller pieces. Some are done in mosaic fashion, others are done in several built up layers. Creating original, highly detailed work is what he is most known for.
Subjects start off with a simple outline. Everything after that is done spontaneously with the image "creating itself" day to day. Not knowing or planning the final outcome is part of the intuitive process that allows him to create without any limitations or rules.