Jax Fine Art


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The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Studio 215
713.974.1562
jtjax@goldenpressinc.com

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Contemporary Minimalist Sculpture by Jay T. Jax

Jay T. Jax, sculptor and three-dimensional artist in
Houston, Texas, studied art and art history from his
boy-hood. He spent many weekends as an adolescent
sketching the works of the masters in the Albright
Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, where there is a
larger-than-life size “Mother and Child” wood sculpture
by Henry Moore. This piece inspired the principles that
have become Jay’s guiding artistic mantra: Line. Form.
Elegance. After his military service in the US Army, Jay
returned to the United States and eventually settled in
Houston where he put away his art and built his commercial
printing business, where he has served as the President
and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Press, Inc., since 1980.
Now, after thirty-five plus years of printing two dimensional
graphic works on paper, Jay has returned to the study and
creation of sculpture that inspired him as a boy.
His sculpture springs directly from his passion for creating
beauty in three dimensions. A lifelong study of classical
to modern art fuels his artistic vision and guides the process.
With wood grain as brush strokes and shaping as form, his
work embodies the spirit of impressionism, cubism and
a push for simplicity. With each piece, he is striving to inspire
and engage the senses with purity of form and line.
In this sense, his work rings true with that of many
contemporary minimalist artists who are working to
captivate the viewer through simplicity of form.
This philosophy for creating is evident in all his work
in the graphic arts and sculpture. The quest for beauty
in its purest three dimensional form guides his every
artistic choice.
This work is made to be experienced in the
round and to evoke reactions of visual and tactile joy.