September Presenting Artists
ROY: What medium(s) do you work with and why?
Jared Weiss: I work with oil on canvas. It is an old medium, but it can still readily address contemporary issues dynamically.
ROY: What topics and themes do you seek to explore with your work?
Jared Weiss: I’m interested in psychoanalytic writers such as Slvoj Zizek – writers who analyze culture through public rituals such as film, news or sports events. Currently I’ve been thinking about how American football, theater stages, and dinner parties share similar structures of social space and in ways, overlap.
ROY: Who/what are some of your biggest influences or inspirations?
Jared Weiss: Rhythm.
ROY: What kinds of interactions do you hope to foster between your work and the viewer?
Jared Weiss: The longer someone spends with the work, the more questions there should be. Work that is open, continually re-inventing itself, un-explaining itself, is work that is new every time you come back to it.