Chicago artist, Jason Watts, thinks of his paintings as “a mashup” of iconography, symbols and nostalgic references. Vibrant with color, almost a retro feel and a bold graphic quality, Watts’ work “evokes an alternate pop world.” He’s inspired by the symbols, logos and icons of everyday life. Whether depicting the atomic era neon signs and street signage of Chicago, a voyeuristic view of lonely figures in apartment windows, Blues and Jazz images or the spirit of youth at play, his paintings radiate signs of life.
Originally from Ohio and transplanted to Chicago twenty years ago, Watts has a special affinity for Midwestern landscapes – urban and figurative. His paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections.