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Meet Jason Trotter of Jason Trotter / Trotter Studio

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jason Trotter.

Jason, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’ve worked in publicity for nearly 20 years. I started in entertainment working with celebrities and moved into fashion publicity a decade ago. Separately, I’m a self-taught painter and have been painting as a hobby for over 10 years. It started with me creating pieces for myself and my home. There were a lot of compliments and inquiries from friends and guests, so eventually, I started giving them as birthday gifts and housewarming gifts. It sort of grew from there and finally this past August I decided to put a few of them up for sale.

I knew just enough about the art world and gallery system to know I didn’t have the patience or the desire to start down that road, at least not initially, so I put them up on the retail site Chairish to sort of test the waters. Interior designers from around the country started immediately snapping them up. I’m now participating with 9 other artists in the Chairish Print Shop, launching the end of this month, which I created 16 original works for that will be offered as prints in a range of sizes.

I’ve secured a few substantial commissions, I’m participating in Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair, their inaugural fair in Los Angeles, and also my first fair, and I just had my first piece of press break in the March issue of C Magazine. So, all in all, it’s been a very exciting run so far!!

Has it been a smooth road?
It has been unbelievably smooth.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Jason Trotter / Trotter Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
My color-saturated, geometric abstracts, which I execute as triptychs, have a bit of a following. I’m focused on those at the moment.

I employ a hard-edge painting technique that produces sharp lines with abrupt transitions between color areas. The shapes and color stories correlate from panel to panel to form non-representational compositions that make a singular, eye-catching statement.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
On all levels, I love the diversity Los Angeles offers. I could do without the traffic.

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