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Draper Bench Viewing Draper Painting

Draper Bench Admiring Draper Painting by Borbay

Sculpture meets painting.

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A Collage Painting Portrait of Bill Shelton

Bill Shelton Collage Painting by Borbay

Introducing my latest painting — Bill Shelton, in full stride on the beach in Mustique. I had the good fortune of meeting Bill through friend and collector Gareth Evans.

Bill Shelton Photo by Gareth Evans

And, in what goes down as a first, Gareth provided the source image for the painting! Choosing the perfect photo to work from is no small feat — having this identified up front was huge.

Before we jump into the photographic process, here is the entire creation captured in time lapse. Special thanks to Kuf Knotz for the fantastic soundtrack — good luck with the new album.

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March Update: Forbes, Bahamas, Vega

That’s a stretch #Vega

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Dear Friends, Family, Collectors and Fans, 2015 has been momentous. On February 5th, at 7:45AM, Vega Keanne joined our Family. On the easel? I’ve painted The Lincoln Memorial, a second Mindscape, and several new commissions. Beyond the studio? I’m now a contributing writer with Forbes. Oh yes, and I’m off to the Bahamas for two months to paint on the beach. Let’s get granular. Continue Reading…

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I’m Now A Forbes Contributing Writer

Borbay Speaks at Forbes Photo by Glen Davis

It began with a cold call to Forbes back in 2011, asking for Zack O’Malley Greenburg. I had just completed my #KingsofHipHop portrait series, when I spotted his Cash Kings of Hip Hop list. Fortunately, Zack entertained my call, previewed the show and we became friends.

A few years later, when Zack mentioned his second book, I breached the topic of cover art. Last year, Michael Jackson, Inc. hit the shelves. Fast forward to 2015… Zack asked if I had any interest in writing about art as a Forbes Contributor?

Absolutely. I’m excited to explore the new art world with you… five times a month, in fact. If you have any topics you’d like me to tackle; art world questions, artists or gallerists to interview — just drop me a line.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know… my given name is Jason T. Borbet.

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“Artistic Transformation” — A Profile In The Smithtown News

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A wonderfully written interview courtesy of Jennifer Eyring at The Smithtown News. Click either the image for a closer look… and if you’d like to download a pdf of the story, click here.

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Mindscape Vega — Abstraction

Mindscape Painting Vega by Borbay

Four days after my second Daughter, Vega Keanne, was born, I began a new ‘Mindscape’ painting. It began with a free-hand, free-association line drawing. Once the drawing was completed, I painted colors devoid of specific thought. The experience is both cathartic and exciting.

Below, you will find the Instagram updates I posted along the way. Enjoy!

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The Lincoln Memorial — A Collage Painting by Borbay

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Henry Bacon’s Lincoln Memorial delivers a theatrical synergy between art and architecture. The terrace walls and lower steps comprise granite blocks from Massachusetts – the upper steps, outside façade, and columns contain marble blocks from Colorado – the interior walls and columns are Indiana limestone – the floor is pink Tennessee marble – the ceiling tiles are Alabama marble – and the Lincoln statue comprises 28 pieces of Georgia marble.

This harmony was intentional… even the materials echo the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s great Presidents.

While creating this piece, I carefully considered the foundation — the words and images, like the variety of stones, are focused on the subject. If you’d like to see the entire piece come together in 90 seconds, please watch this video. A big thank you to Kuf Knotz for the spectacular soundtrack.

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2014 — Year in Review on Canvas and Beyond

Borbay Hand Action by Derek Van Oss

2014 was my finest year in every possible way. Coraline crawled, walked, ran… I traveled extensively to Jackson Hole, Vegas, LA, Chicago, Montreal, Vancouver, Miami, The Bahamas and Minnesota. It was a record year for sales, and, most importantly, the artistic fulfillment was deep.

Let’s take a dive into the year that was.

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December Update: Serena, Boss, Babies

Jason and Coraline

Dear Friends, Family, Collectors and Fans — 2014 has been my finest year, and I owe you a debt of gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The easel has been on fire…

On the home front, 16-month-old Coraline is lighting up our life — so much so, Erin and I are expecting another Daughter in February! This marks my second major collaboration in 18 months.

OK… before I tear up, here’s what’s happening…

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Serena Williams Collage Painting by Borbay

Serena Williams Collage Painting by Borbay

This 30″X30″ Acrylic and Collage Painting on Canvas of Serena Williams will be auctioned to benefit the Serena Williams Fund in South Beach this Friday.

Here’s how the painting came together, soundtrack courtesy of MH the Verb‘s recent album — The Balloon Guide. And now for a photographic breakdown of the process.

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