Art Young Artists 2018

Jasper Spicero Asks His Viewer to Play Accomplice

Jasper Spicero and Edie the cat, 2018.
Jasper Spicero and Edie the cat, 2018.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve been making stuff,” Jasper Spicero explains as we share a bench in Washington Square Park. “All of my work is an extension from then.” This certainly makes sense in the landscape of the South Dakota-born artist’s imaginative art practice, which pushes mediums like sculpture and film into a world of his own making. As we watch what is presumably the NYU’s Star Wars Club practice elaborate choreography with plastic lightsabers, Spicero tells me about a childhood that shaped his aesthetic world.

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