Jason Ackerman primarily grew up between New Jersey and Texas. Throughout life he was always creative in one-way or another from music to writing to drawing and painting. Through addiction, he ended up in Florida where art took over his life through his mentor Dave “The Bastard” Archer. After a series of admittedly self-induced struggles in his life (including drug abuse, jail, and homelessness) art led him on a path of recovery introducing a positive outlet for internal and external reflection.
Jason’s themes combine controversy and idols bringing them down from their pedestals by their most human of elements. The recurring use of tentacles symbolizes the subject’s struggle with demons while mirroring his own. For better or worse, he provokes strong emotion within every viewer on a variety of topics in his unique signature “wet” style. He continually creates art that invites the viewer to think about what’s in the news and it’s common topics.
Jason’s art has progressed into a more political nature over time. In lieu of Facebook, he takes to canvas to speak his mind. Recently highlighted political figures include the Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi, and Mother Teresa.
Jason currently lives in New York City.