Jonathon Kassel

CalArts graduate, first South African in its character animation program, scholarship recipient, qualified BFA in 2002 having work displayed in the personal office of the dean of program.

Historic materials restoration work, employed as digital artist at Cinetech, Santa Clarita, California, forms part of Museum of Modern Art New York, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox collections and archives.

Also holding a South African BFA in cinematography, exhibiting in South Africa and the United States, work part of private, corporate and public collections.

Documenting enigmatic archetypes extant in the unconscious

Categorising the body of work, I venture flashback futurism - a glance of something essential, drawing on experience - architecture, art, movies, books, everyday objects and events - cognising, deconstructing and reconstructing to make an entirely new sense that one comprehends on a primal level - almost déjà-vu - an archetype you recognise, but neither know nor worry from where nor even what exactly it is.

Across diverse pieces, striving for purism and transcendence, result often inspired by medium, the work explores character of light, connotation of shadow, immediacy of space and time, and literal and non-literal negative spaces.

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