Jay Shinn, born in Magnolia Arkansas, lives and works between Dallas, Texas and New York and is a master of optic art. Throughout his career, Shinn has explored minimal geometric abstraction through a variety of mediums including light based forms such as projection and neon. His most recent investigations address variations of form through the use of slightly altered light, giving viewers the illusion of subtle movement. Shinn transcends dimensions with premeditated precision creating and invigorating metamorphosis of shape, light and color.
Art critic Saul Ostrow places Shinn’s work within the legacy of experimental Op and abstract art from the 1960s. Through his practice, he has successfully been able to push the boundaries of opticality, relational composition, and illusorily constructed shapes. Shinn reconfigures and re-prioritiezes the same mechanics of geometric abstraction and Op art to intuitively create pieces that reconsider space, logic and perception to create a uniquely visual experience.