Artist Statement: Jason Sauer
As a veteran and former truck driver for the Army, my art is fueled by a diverse tapestry of experiences. From my beginnings in a family junkyard to earning a master’s degree in fine art, my journey has inspired a unique perspective on creation. By merging the world of sculpture with the tumultuous realm of demolition derby, I delve into the transformative power of destruction and renewal.
My sculptures, crafted from crashed and painted cars, serve as visual narratives that explore the delicate balance between chaos and serenity. Within these works, the imagery of doves and olive branches emerges as powerful symbols of peace and reconciliation amidst the aftermath of destruction. The towering structures, reaching heights of 11 feet, capture the essence of movement and vitality, frozen in time. They challenge traditional notions of beauty, celebrating the imperfect and embracing the scars borne by the metal surfaces.
Through my art, I invite viewers to contemplate the profound interplay between destruction, rebirth, and the enduring pursuit of peace. These sculptures embody the resilience of the human spirit, reminding us that even in the midst of chaos, beauty and harmony can emerge. With each piece, I aim to instill a sense of hope and resilience, inviting viewers to reflect on the interconnectedness of destruction, art, and the unwavering quest for tranquility.
Join me on this artistic journey where the wreckage becomes a canvas for new beginnings, and the demolition derby becomes a catalyst for reflection and growth. Together, let us explore the profound connection between destruction, art, and the pursuit of peace, as symbolized by the doves that grace these unique sculptures.
Jason Sauer’s transformative sculptures, crafted from crashed and painted cars of demolition derbies, merge chaos and beauty. With an olive branch and dove motif symbolizing peace, they embody resilience and renewal amidst destruction. Titled “Peace After Destruction,” these works invite contemplation on the interplay between chaos and serenity, transcending adversity through art. Jason Sauer, a decorated army veteran and founder of Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA), has received numerous accolades, including being honored as a “40 under 40” by Pittsburgh magazine.
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