Trading in themes of power dynamics, and the malleable meaning of symbols, Nil Ultra (Jason Moore, American, b.1978) has secured a place just left of contemporary collage. Culling cartoons, war reportage, ad copy, lifestyle and fashion photography, all pre-dating his birth, Moore builds his canon from bygone printed ephemera. Meticulously clipped and carefully affixed to vintage paper, the works openly lampoon religion, militarism, globalization, and the cult of subculture with equal parts derision and distant affection. Scrawled notes from book leafs and sun-yellowed toddler drawings live in the corners of some works, pointing directly to the persistence of time. The semiotic fragments that co-exist within the pieces recall William S. Burroughs' literary Cut-Up experiments, but Moore's X-acto knife still seeks meaning among the chaos. Motifs such as the gender warping of sports heroes and military leaders reinforce loose associations, making them concrete through a tightening of visual structures. — Sterling Bartlett, 2016
EXHIBITIONS
Chaos Of Memories (group), October 2016, Omni Space, Bundang, Indonesia
Brand New REALity (group), September 2016, Santa Ana, CA
Birthday Party (group), August 2016, Los Angeles
Cut & Paste (group), February 2016, Joy Gallery, San Francisco
Remain Sedate (solo), July 2015, The Paper Agency, Los Angeles

Agents Provocateurs (group), January 2015, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles
Comin' In Hot (solo), December 2014, Joyce, Minneapolis

PRESS
Obey Clothing Feb 2017
Downtime May 2016
The Fine Print March 2016
Toombes March 2016
Sexy Times &Pens Press, February 2016
The Weird Show January 2016
Amadeus Magazine December 2015
Agents Provocateurs Seb Carayol, Ginko Press 2015
Juxtapoz 2013
Juxtapoz 2011
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