Thursday, August 5, 2010


Greetings from Pump House Studio
Wrestling is at lest 4,000 years old and has been written about in the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Epic Gilgamesh, the Old Testament book of Genesis 32:22-32.and in Greek mythology. A form of hand to hand combat, wrestling is still popular today as it has been throughout human history. There are many different types of wrestling in the world such as the classic Greco Roman, Freestyle, Submission, Combat Grappling, Beach, Sambo, Turkish Oil, Collegiate, Folk, Sumo and the world of TV Professional Wrestling. Like all sports and human interaction there is a push and pull of dominance and submission in wrestling and to not mention the homoeroticism inherent in wrestling is to pretend there is no elephant in the room. I have wrestled in the past and found the sport to be fun and vigorous and the singlets amusing to wear. I hope you enjoy the four wrestling painting I was requested to paint.
Wishing you all the best in life
Jason Berlin “ I gave as good as I got” Jason Berlin on Wrestling

1 comment:

Tess Morgan said...

These are wonderful, remarkable and excellent new takes on a topic that has been done many times, but not like you did them Jason!! Great job on all levels of technicality, composition, movement and I can't wait to see the next one!! You have such a gift for capturing the kinetic beauty of some of the most challenging sides of humanity. These are marvelous examples of why you are a large constellation in our art world. Congrads on a series well done. If I were a Roman Empress, I'd be asking you to be my dinner guest for sure!