Jason Jeffers, Art Painter

Jason Lincoln Jeffers is a painter, author, evolutionary astrologer, urban shaman, and successful entrepreneur. He is over twenty years self-educated in the schools of transpersonal and Jungian psychology, as well as alternative medicine and nutrition. Jason went from being chronically ill for over a decade with chronic fatigue syndrome and numerous other "incurable" diseases to a state of perfect health and well-being. He also founded Sunlighten, one of the fastest growing companies in America for three years in a row in the early 2000's.

Jason began his shamanic training and mystical schooling remarkably early. From the age of six, his 71-year-old father and spiritual guru began teaching him metaphysics, astrology, dream analysis, how to meditate and channel, as well as develop his innate psychic abilities. When Jason was born, his father looked at his hands and said to his mother, "These are the hands of an artist." Subsequently, he encouraged Jason to begin painting as soon as he could hold brush in hand. By the time he was nineteen, he had traveled around the world three times, speaking with his father on the radio, television, and lecturing on a variety of metaphysical, spiritual, and New Age topics.
In 2001 Jason's life was utterly transformed by an ancient mystical inner body experience known as a kundalini awakening. Bestowed with a newfound creative abilities and enthusiasm, he focused his energy to manifest a company that would help to heal the masses with the same ailments that he had suffered from in the decade prior. In 2002, he was joined by Aaron and Connie Zack, who partnered with him to propel Sunlighten to
become one of the fastest growing companies in America for three years in a row, making the coveted "Entrepreneur's Hot 100" list for 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Sunlighten and Sunlight Day Spa (co-founded in 2004) are companies dedicated to empowering wellness through products and services that provide drug-free pain relief, drug-free detoxification, drug-free stress relief, massage therapy, and whole body rejuvenation using state-of-the-art holistic wellness technologies such as far-infrared therapy and sound vibrational therapy.
In 2006 Jason sold his shares of Sunlighten to to pursue his fine art of multidimensional expressionism through the mediums of oil on canvas and digital art. In 2007, while living in New York City and making frequent visits to the Guggenheim, the
MET, MoMA, and hundreds of fine art galleries, Jason inculcated his graphic design skills he acquired from his seven years at Sunlighten with a synthesis of ancient mysticism and abstract expressionism.
In 2012 Jason published his first book, The Next Human ~ A Guide to Personal & Collective Evolution, which was critically well-received and continues to help serve as a beacon of enlightenment, guide to personal evolution, as well as a perfect literary
compliment to the visually stunning Multidimensional Fine Art.
Today, Jason continues to focus all of his energy on the artworks in a passionate effort to make a firm dent in the world of Modern Art.


ARTIST STATEMENT
"Multidimensional Fine Art" is a 21st Century genre currently in its nascent stage, but on the verge of rapid global expansion.
In March, 2004, I felt compelled to transition from the business world into the art world, ergo, I purchased $5000 worth of art supplies "on a whim" and decided that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was a conscious intent to create something tangible, real, and formidable that became stronger and stronger, and as the months of that year passed, it had become quite clear to me that something was trying to form.
The brilliant scientist and inventor of wireless electrical current, Nicola Tesla, said that everything in the universe is divided into frequency and vibration. After painting full time since 2004, the work now seems to emanate an other-worldly energy, requency, and vibration that somehow initiates a metamorphic effect on the viewer, resulting in an evolutionary impulse so vitally needed for the transformation and healing of humanity.
For the Mixed Media paintings, I prefer working with heavy impasto, applying much of the paint with the palette knife with greater frequency than the brush. I then spray mineral spirits lightly onto the surface, allowing it to thin the paint after it is applied, creating an organic, more natural style of deterioration and entropy. The end result is a relic-like, grainy, and textured archaic appearance resembling an ancient Egyptian granite carving that's been decaying for millennia.
If Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, certainly he would have been fascinated by the freedom and expression of Digital Art. In the "Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum" works, most are painted 100% digitally using a variety of the most cutting-edge software
and hardware---including the new Apple Pencil. Some are painted partially with Mixed Media, then photographed and the remainder of it is painted digitally. The image is then printed onto a transfer paper which is applied to a flat aluminum surface through
sublimation. This process embeds the dyes into the metal permanently. I am simply a medium, a channel, if you will, for the art that comes through me from higher planes of consciousness. As we become still and gently allow, we find the imagery
forming into geometric shapes, and sometimes becoming portraits, and other times, remaining hidden behind a veil of abstractions. Some of our collectors have conveyed the artwork radiates a zen-like calming effect on the nerves, allowing them a glimmer of peaceful bliss and tranquility.
As an "Urban Shaman," I have learned over the years to take my mind out of the equation when I paint. This allows for trance-like visions to emerge on the surface into multiple layers and facets (reflecting the multiple dimensions) onto abstract imagery, inculcating a synthesis of sacred geometry, metaphysics, quantum physics, mystical symbolism, and Jungian archetypes.
For me, each piece in the collection manifests a transformational, healing, rejuvenating effect on my emotional body, affording me an inner awareness on untapped creative abilities. Subsequently, as the Multidimensional Expressionism has evolved over the past decade, I have evolved right along with it.
~ Jason Lincoln Jeffers
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
March 15, 2016

INTERVIEW


Thank you so much for agreeing to an interview for our new arts initiative.
Herewith a couple of questions for you but please feel free to add anything you might want to. You can be as elaborate as you want on your answers!

 From which age or happening did you start having an interest in painting?
As early as I can remember — age four I think.
 

Who do you greatly admire in the painting arena and in other areas of the arts?
Jamali is my current favorite as I met him in SoHo in 2007 when he opened his gallery there and have admired his work of mystical expressionism every since.
 
Do you think of particular themes at a time and how much time do you spend on planning this?
Yes I have themes that are germane to each series and I really don’t plan it — it seems to form on its own volition. 

Do you have to travel much to get exactly that special scene for your painting?
I don’t do scenic paintings but I have traveled around the world three times so I’m sure I don’t need to if I did. 

Do you often just see something and know you have to capture it right away?
Yes

Do you consider freedom of expression in art a fundamental right of creators and why?

Yes, we are all co-creators with nature and the divine.
Do you think that creativity should be a priority of educational systems and how would you encourage it?
Yes, most definitely, I devoted a chapter in my book, ‘’THE NEXT HUMAN,’’ on creativity and define how I would encourage in great detail there. But to sum it up, I would say that young artists in particular should stop ‘’giving away’’ their art buy selling it so cheaply. If they respected it as being channeled from a divine source, perhaps they would value it more monetarily. Then, and only then, the term ’’starving artist’’ will fade into history and artists of all kind will begin to earn the financial rewards for their work that they truly deserve.

Let's talk about creativity. What role should creativity play in society?
Certainly a major role. As we shift from a left-brained, egoic, material based society, to a right-brained, heart-centered, creative society, our priorities will shift as well. As a result, we can end the violence, wars, pollution, and greed infested corporations that plague our beloved planet and move toward a more spiritual and selfless paradigm that will reinstate divine balance through the restoration of the creative-based sacred feminine. 

What message would you like to convey with your painting?
For me, each piece in the collection manifests a transformational, healing, rejuvenating effect on my emotional body, affording me an inner awareness on untapped creative abilities. I am simply a medium, a channel, if you will, for the art that comes through me from higher planes of consciousness. As I become still and gently allow, I find the imagery forming into geometric shapes, and sometimes becoming portraits, and other times, remaining hidden behind a veil of abstractions. Some of our collectors have conveyed the artwork radiates a zen-like calming effect on the nerves, allowing them a glimmer of peaceful bliss and tranquility. 
Subsequently, as the Multidimensional Expressionism has evolved over the past decade, I have evolved right along with it.  

What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by artists who have sacrificed everything for their work. Their perseverance, faith, and confidence in their work is what keeps them going against all opposition and defeat. 

What are your other interests?
Learning and acquiring knowledge and wisdom is a priority for m. I am a writer and a self-published author so that would be my second favorite form of creativity. I am also an astrologer and a self-taught psychologist. I also enjoy communing with nature and traveling to foreign lands.

Many, thanks for providing us with your information. I appreciate the time you have given!

With kind regards.
Xavier Daniel
The 3NinesArts

 Jason Jeffers gallery