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Jason Riekkoff

Milwaukee, WI, United States

Residual Glow is a project that encompasses my stage design, blacklight artwork, spectral artwork, interactive and installation projects. I got my start producing and displaying artwork in the Chicago and surrounding area rave scene. From my early days, my artistic style has drawn inspiration from music festivals and electronic dance music. I love that people band together to form communities in the woods for a few days to share space, enjoy music, and experience new things together. When everybody is gathered, happy, primed for adventure, and sharing intoxicants, it is not difficult to find yourself in an altered state of mind, lost in the music and the world around you, playing under the stars and dancing until sunrise. It is a liminal space where you can temporarily and safely set aside certain social norms and explore new ways of being and interacting with others. For this and many other reasons, I think it is an ideal environment to present artwork to people. As an artist, I can't think of a more open and receptive audience. If I can play a part in the magic of this modern rite of passage by finding a synergy between my artwork, the music, and the audience... I feel like that is success. I specialize in fluorescent and phosphorescent mediums of all kinds. I work primarily in acrylic for my paintings, and make use of elaborate string art frames. Everything is hand made by me, including frames, lighting, micro-controllers, and even much of the paint. I am constantly experimenting in my studio to develop my own new techniques to bring my artwork to life and leave my audience wondering what exactly they are seeing.

Jason's ArtPrize Entries

These are Jason's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Straight Lines

    Straight Lines

    2018 ArtPrize Entry Jason Riekkoff
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  • Photo of Spectral Visions

    Spectral Visions

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Jason Riekkoff
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