Photography, Works on Paper and Encaustic Art
“I explore boundaries. Boundaries between consciousness and the unconscious, between reality and imagination, between certainty and skepticism.”
Many of Jay Ressler’s best-known photographs are composites based on his original captures put together in multiple layers to produce stunningly original, interleaved images.
“Distorting and reinterpreting in post-processing the literal ‘machine moments’ captured by the camera is as old as the art of photography,” he insists.
He occasionally extends his multi-layered approach to encaustic mixed media creations. Based on ancient techniques to produce an exquisite patina when combined with photographs.
His composite photograph “The Love Bugs” was chosen for the Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2016. He regularly exhibits at Art Plus Gallery, Studio B, and GoggleWorks and other venues. He recently had a one-person show at the Clay-on-Main Gallery. Presently his exhibit “African Safari in Black and White” is hanging at the YR Club in Wyomissing, PA.