Jeff Hess Art

Timeline Photos
12/01/2019

Timeline Photos

In the process of summarizing my work into book form I'm coming across images I never released for one reason or another...
11/30/2019

In the process of summarizing my work into book form I'm coming across images I never released for one reason or another. Here's a fun example from the time my studio was filled with branches: a yin/yang photograph of fractals.

Really honored to have one of my paintings on the cover of Playa's newly completed 2018 anthology.   Good timing too as ...
11/16/2019
Anthology

Really honored to have one of my paintings on the cover of Playa's newly completed 2018 anthology. Good timing too as I'm currently working in the studio to complete a piece I made on residency while there again this past summer. I may look for a one night pop-up so I can document it set up in a large space.... watch for a viewing announcement here.

In the mean time consider supporting Playa by purchasing one of their anthologies. The work they do is really wonderful.

10/18/2019
Dancefloor

Dancefloor

Art construction !

NeoSutras

•Sacred Geometry Movement•

Neosutras is a bold new dance fusion style inspired by the awe-inspiring and primal rhythm of the universe, sacred geometry and yantric fractal design. It fuses the ancient and the modern, capturing our connectedness and synchronicity through innovative and sensual movement at the intersection of the past and the future.
Our mission is to inspire the expansion of our personal connection to our mind, body and soul, so we can more meaningfully and deeply connect to others and our glorious universe.

Created by @Lamonte Goode & Pola Rubis

Directed by Pola Rubis

Follow them on Instagram.com/neosutras

Lamonte Goode ( Cyberyoga )
Instagram.com/cyberyoga

Pola Rubis
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Performance & Workshops available Worldwide

Booking contact: [email protected]
Original Link
https://www.facebook.com/lamontecyberyogagoode/videos/2210629192313697/

09/03/2019

At the time I didn’t think to stop and ask her what she meant by it. My heart was beating too fast. My body shaking with a rising tide of loss.

You know it too.
You remember it from when don’t you?

I remember my knees going weak just like they say they do. Or did the ground just suddenly hurl itself up at me?

You remember that?

Gratitude Playa!@jesszeglin, @jelefko, @okatemcintyre, @heathergoodwind, @playasummerlake
08/16/2019

Gratitude Playa!

@jesszeglin, @jelefko, @okatemcintyre, @heathergoodwind, @playasummerlake

What can I say to you my love?  Today time paused and I saw with such clarity.  The choices I’ve made.  The salt of swea...
08/15/2019

What can I say to you my love? Today time paused and I saw with such clarity. The choices I’ve made. The salt of sweat on my upper lip.

Packing up for the drive home this weekend.  Will leave this piece as a work in progress with the hopes of getting in a ...
08/14/2019

Packing up for the drive home this weekend. Will leave this piece as a work in progress with the hopes of getting in a session on the playa tmrw. (6’x20”x20”)

Self doubt plopped itself in my studio yesterday setting up camp like it was moving in for good.  I hadn’t even thought ...
08/12/2019

Self doubt plopped itself in my studio yesterday setting up camp like it was moving in for good. I hadn’t even thought to tell it about the residency and, to be honest, wouldn’t have invited it along had the thought occurred to me. So here it was all proud with itself for finding me and telling me the hundred ways what I’m working on is challenged with. Okay you snide little bastard. Come do your thing for awhile but be quick about it. I’ve only got this one lifetime.

The project I’ve taken on for this residency is so painstaking and exacting that whenever I step back from it and observ...
08/11/2019

The project I’ve taken on for this residency is so painstaking and exacting that whenever I step back from it and observe I can’t believe I’m doing it. One of those things best left unexamined...

08/09/2019

Journey to @playasummerlake

Not my normal thing but when good friends decided to have a baby I couldn’t pass on the chance to do a maternity shoot j...
05/31/2019

Not my normal thing but when good friends decided to have a baby I couldn’t pass on the chance to do a maternity shoot just for fun. It was amazing. The shapes the contours.. the life within life!

Sorry for the instagram crop...

05/25/2019

Thank you to everyone that made the opening night of “So Much Has Changed Since Then”. It was a wonderful evening.

For those who may have missed it I’ll be in the gallery tmrw from 11-1.

“All You Need To Know”
05/10/2019

“All You Need To Know”

05/10/2019
“That Night He Dreamt Of A Fantabulous Flying Machine”
05/09/2019

“That Night He Dreamt Of A Fantabulous Flying Machine”

“Birth Of The Hydra”
05/08/2019

“Birth Of The Hydra”

“Birth Of The Hydra”
05/08/2019

“Birth Of The Hydra”

“The Beginning Is Always Beautiful”
05/07/2019

“The Beginning Is Always Beautiful”

“A Good Beginning”
05/06/2019

“A Good Beginning”

Filled a couple hundred holes in the walls, pulled down the installation matrix from the ceiling, gave away the furnitur...
05/06/2019

Filled a couple hundred holes in the walls, pulled down the installation matrix from the ceiling, gave away the furniture and handed in the keys. My studio has officially moved home. Thanks to everyone that made this space so wonderful for me!

Belief Is A Fragile Thing
05/05/2019

Belief Is A Fragile Thing

“So Much Has Changed Since Then”Artist reception May 16 4-8PM @ Joan Truckenbrod’s Gallery 517 SW 2nd St Corvallis OR
05/04/2019

“So Much Has Changed Since Then”
Artist reception May 16 4-8PM @ Joan Truckenbrod’s Gallery 517 SW 2nd St Corvallis OR

“He Realized His Life Had Been Shaped By Three Singular Events”
05/01/2019

“He Realized His Life Had Been Shaped By Three Singular Events”

This piece was inspired by a lovely new friend I made while in Costa Rica.    “Every Time She Returned From The Darkness...
04/30/2019

This piece was inspired by a lovely new friend I made while in Costa Rica. “Every Time She Returned From The Darkness She Had Handfuls Of Gems”

The doorway to my studio.  My current setup takes a bit over an hour to get up and running each time I work (it’s enough...
04/19/2019

The doorway to my studio.

My current setup takes a bit over an hour to get up and running each time I work (it’s enough that I don’t do spur of the moment sessions or ideas), and I can really dread it. Once I start setting up I get excited though. There’s a point where I physically create the surface of the water I’ll be dropping with my hands and it’s wonderful. It isn’t a one to one translation. There’s this really pretty transformation between the initial drop and where I catch the image, and the shape I create with my hands explores that space. I’m currently working with base functions (linear, natural log, exponential...) to explore a single plane within the space of ‘waterfall’.

After then there’s the infinite...

Fitting some studio time in between the studio move and gardening.  Never enough...
04/18/2019

Fitting some studio time in between the studio move and gardening. Never enough...

Just learned this painting has been picked for the cover art of PLAYA’s 2018 anthology. Honored to be associated with th...
04/16/2019

Just learned this painting has been picked for the cover art of PLAYA’s 2018 anthology. Honored to be associated with that magical place!

Thanks to everyone who made it out for the reveal at my open studio. For those who couldn't make it in person I'm starting to document my work at Playa and will post here over the next week.

This is a formal application of dot painting in the form of a topographic map of the Summer Lake area.

2'x3' Acrylic on panel

In between studio sessions and garden I’m boxing up and moving my old studio.  Loving the layers of memories and ideas i...
04/12/2019

In between studio sessions and garden I’m boxing up and moving my old studio. Loving the layers of memories and ideas in this.

“Grief Is Not Linear”
04/11/2019

“Grief Is Not Linear”

“Tom-Tom Goes Walkabout”
04/10/2019

“Tom-Tom Goes Walkabout”

This post of past art is prompted by the recent shootings in New Zealand.  I see Trump’s rhetoric activating domestic te...
03/16/2019

This post of past art is prompted by the recent shootings in New Zealand. I see Trump’s rhetoric activating domestic terrorists here in the states & abroad too, and I wanted some way to visually represent it. Hate begets hate..., go figure.

Shortly after Trump was elected Jeremy Christian killed two men, and severely wounded a third, who were defending two muslim women on a Portland Tram from Christan's anti-muslim rage. Christian was fanatically patriotic. He often wore an American flag draped over his shoulders while attending white supremacy rallies. How could it have affected this deranged man when Trump, someone spewing the same hate filled rhetoric Christian found brotherhood in, was elected to our nation's presidency? Wouldn't it be normal for him to feel his beliefs are gaining martial support?

I processed this event through art creating this composite photograph of water falling water drops. It's scaled with enough resolution that it can be printed life size but thus far has exhibited maximum at 3'x5'. One day I'd like to see it printed full size in a show about these demented years. I think it's important artists record what's happening right now and create, create, create. History books have a way of being late to the party under oppressors. Trump is activating domestic terrorist cells with the campaign rhetoric he spewed and actions he continues to support behind the seal of our nations presidency.

This piece is titled "Exhibit A" (in the trial of The People Vs. President Trump).

Let it be so...

01/09/2019
The Timbre of Winter

An immersive art installtion honoring that uniqe quality of sound the occurs with drifting snow...

Third go at this painting.  This time more blunt...
01/05/2019

Third go at this painting. This time more blunt...

Wonderful evening last night.  The long line at times turned some people away but I really enjoyed allowing those who at...
12/21/2018

Wonderful evening last night. The long line at times turned some people away but I really enjoyed allowing those who attended the space needed to fully immerse in The Timbre of Winter.

Great experience collaborating with Matt Kellam on this project.

I’ve started painting a cliche...
12/08/2018

I’ve started painting a cliche...

“What I Tried To Tell Her”2’x3’ acrylic on panel
11/29/2018

“What I Tried To Tell Her”

2’x3’ acrylic on panel

The orientation of this painting keeps changing as it evolves.   How it currently sits...
11/24/2018

The orientation of this painting keeps changing as it evolves. How it currently sits...

Studio day. Am mulling over the transform from maths to music while working on this arced dot painting.  I’m consumed by...
11/23/2018

Studio day. Am mulling over the transform from maths to music while working on this arced dot painting.
I’m consumed by the idea of visualizing a chorus within some self-consistent translation to its transformed main. How would that look? Could it be anything but beautiful? One day...

Two day status.  A pretty big departure from my typical palette...
11/19/2018

Two day status.

A pretty big departure from my typical palette...

Something's broke free. Last week I canceled a solo I'd signed up for in February.  It's no secret I'm stuck and pushing...
11/18/2018

Something's broke free.

Last week I canceled a solo I'd signed up for in February. It's no secret I'm stuck and pushing myself with a deadline wasn't helping. A few nights after I dreamt a painting. Was talking to a writer friend today about my excitement to start it and we reveled together in how good that can feel.

Waiting for it to dry.

Ready for color.

This Thursday!...
11/10/2018

This Thursday!
...

A show by Darkside Cinema's Paul Turner: Theaters had to evolve to remain relevant. The ephemera from this can be as beautiful as what's on the screen.

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