A recurrent theme and starting point in Jason Gibilaro's recent work, has been memories both recent and not so recent that have left a visual impact. This usually represents imagery around a passing moment in a particular place and time. Some of the work has included the use of iconic imagery as in the New York series.
Other work follows a social documentary scene with a snapshot of people in a particular place and moment in time, frequently at social events and gatherings.
Another body of work, resulted in a solo exhibition, Aftermath, in L'Aquila, Italy in 2016. The theme was centred around the aftermath following the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila.
Jason Gibilaro has a background in Public Art and projects with community engagement. Recent projects have been with the arts organisation Inclusion Arts.
Painting "The Re-enactment" on display in the Union Jack Show at Bardens Boudoir, London 2011. The painting the Re-enactment is from the Social Documentary series.
We live in Public Exhibition @ The Bath Fringe Festival 2011. Paintings from the Big Brother series.
Jason Gibilaro studio portrait. Detail of the painting "Party like its 2007" Icelandic Riot series
Jason Gibilaro has a remarkable way of portraying London life with a vibrant and canny palette, sometimes depicting people as they queue for that unmissable place to be seen, sometimes highlighting an overlooked part of town flourishing with colour.
Adrian Flower -Studio 73, 2020
Solo exhibitions include:
Aftermath, L'Aquila, Italy 2016; Meltdown, Royal Commonwealth Club 2010: Iceland, Subway Gallery, London 2010: New York, Royal Over-Seas League, Edinburgh/London, 2008/9: The True King of England, The Golden Heart, London, 2007: Royal Commonwealth Club, London, 2004: Peterborough Museum, Peterborough, 1998:
Group exhibitions include:
Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, WeWork, London 2019; Fit The Slit Part III, Lido, Alberoni Beach, Venice 2019; Miniscule Venice Biennale, Venice 2019; Miniscule Part 2, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, Cumbria 2019; Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, WeWork, London 2018; Protocol, Q-Park Art, Cavendish Square, London 2018; Art Car Boot Fair Kings Cross, London 2018; Embracing the Underdog Exhibition , Q Car Park China Town, London 2018; Crash, Q-Park Car Park, Cavendish Square, London 2017; Art Car Boot Fair Folkestone, Folkestone 2017; Art Car Boot Fair Vauxhall, London 2017; Electric Blue exhibition, Studio 73, London 2017; Antennae, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London 2017; ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Gallery, London 2016; Festival of the unseen, Hundred Years Gallery, London 2016; Our Road Exhibition, Loughborough Hotel Gallery, London 2015; Neiland's Choice exhibition GX Gallery, London 2015; Liggers and Dreamers, The Stash Gallery, London 2015; Fit The Slit, Lido, Alberoni Beach, Venice 2015; Chemcraft, Espacio Gallery, Curated by C.M Projects, London 2015; BYEBYE BEDROOM presents ‘TAX MY LAST BREATH, London 2014: Hackney Wicked - Fate for the Wicked, London 2013: Radar 100: Space Rage, The Residence Gallery 2012: Print Odyssey, Stew Gallery, Norwich 2012: Luxury Goods - The Reality of Art, The Courtyard Theatre, London 2012: The Beginning, Southwark Studios, London 2012: Yet Another Tea Party Vernissage, Neant Bleu, Berlin 2011: Tea Party @ Painting Salon, Top Floor Gallery, London 2011: Make Grow Sell, Brixton Market, London 2011: Bivouac, Lauderdale House, London 2011: Artist Flee Market, Hackney Wicked Festival, London 2011: Union Jack, Bardens Boudoir, London 2011: We live in Public – Bath Fringe Festival, Bath 2011: Postcards for Sick Kids 2010, Lyon & Turnball, Edinburgh 2010: Art Pops, Residence Gallery, London 2010: Total Transparency, NO:ID Gallery, London 2010: Pikea Art Exhibition, Freedom Bookshop, London 2010: Quadratshow Künstler aus London, Druck Dealer, Hamburg 2010: Miniscule, Oblong Gallery, London 2010: NO:ID Festival, The Others, London 2010: Rapid Pop Up NO:ID Gallery, London 2010: Art Bin, South London Gallery, London 2010: Equinox, Foundry Gallery, London 2010: "Square Up The Year" NO:ID Gallery, London, 2009: Artist Flea Market - Tate Modern, London, 2009: What Happens after the Ball, Decima Gallery St James, London, 2009: Britain's Rubbish, Decima Gallery, Berlin, 2009: Botoxed 69 Big Deal, London, 2009: Exhibition Marquee Lambeth Country Show, London 2009: Decima Traveling Shop, Ghetto Gallery, Split, Croatia, 2009: The Guy Hilton Gallery Presents Police and Violence at the Sassoon Gallery, London, 2009: Korpúlfsstaðir, Reykjavik Iceland, 2009: The Famous, the infamous and the Really Quite Good, Decima Gallery, London, 2008: Something about painting, 91 Eastway Hackney Wick, London 2008: Put your flag where your mouth is, Mezkalito Gallery, London, 2008: Affordable Art Fair, John Bloxham Gallery, London 2008: Climate of Change, London, 2007: Spectre vs.Rector, The Residence London, 2007: The last puff, The Golden Heart, London, 2007: Dionysian Duty, Mezkalito Gallery, London 2007: Art for Aid, Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam 2007: Art for Life, Christie's London, 2007: "I love Charlie," Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2007: London Biennale, In Arcadia, London 2006: Corner House Gallery, Manchester, 2006: Art for Life, Christie's, London, 2004: Gallery Voltaire, London, 2000: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2000: Royal Academy Summer Show, London, 1999 and 2000:
Jason Gibilaro has been delivering Public Art Projects for over 20 years. Recent projects since 2015 have been through Inclusion Arts as Creative Facilitator and Project Manager. Projects have included: Creativity in Dental Health 2020. Funded by Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) Community award; Creativity in Community Sharing 2019/20. Funded by the Battersea Power Station Foundation Spring Fund; Creativity in Community Sharing 2018/19. Funded by the Lambeth Community Fund; Creativity in Wellbeing 2016/17. Funded by the Lambeth Wellbeing Fund;
Creativity in Wellbeing 2015/16. Funded by Big Lottery – Awards for All and the Vassall and Coldharbour Wellbeing Fund; Projects prior Inclusion Arts Include The Art and Wellbeing Project - Building Communities in Coldharbour 2012/14. Funded by the London Community Foundation; GKS Public Art Project 2005, Funded by Metropolitan Social Investment Fund and Awards for All; BOURGUEST Railway Bridge 2004. Funded by Brixton Town Centre; Fern Lodge Public Art Project 2002. Funded by Arts Council of England Lottery Project; Westbury Estate Public Art Project 1998. Funded by Arts Council of England Lottery Project: