Jason Bard Yarmosky Juxtaposes Age and Vitality

 - May 16, 2012
References: jasonyarmosky & beautifuldecay
Jason Bard Yarmosky has a knack for capturing the essence of the phrase "youth is wasted on the young." As individuals get older, expectations based on physical capabilities and maturity level are assigned, confining them to docile activities and delicate environments.

Yarmosky does not illustrate the stereotypical representation of elderly individuals rocking in a chair or knitting by the fire place. Rather, the New York-based artist explores the potency of images that conflict characters with context. An elderly woman wearing a Wonder Woman costume or an old man dressed as a cowboy, some may see it as ridiculous while others will find it an empowering representation of age-defying youthful spirit.

In regards to his artwork Yarmosky says, "the paintings capture the intersection of the battered body and the vibrant soul."