Jason Hughes

For the last several years Jason Hughes has focused his work on the history of American economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His process and product address issues of high and low craft, production and trade, as well as shifts in representation and the perception of value.


Hughes’ ongoing series of limited edition print works titled Devil in the Details are created by digitally deconstructing various world currencies. Utilizing the fine details found in the filigree, text, and textures of money, he creates large-scale collages, transforming the compositions of the world’s currency into ornate geometric abstractions. The patterns Hughes creates have a multitude of cross-cultural reference points, ranging from Western Modernism to Islamic Art; Persian rugs to camouflage; transcendentalism to consumer culture. In so doing, Hughes examines the psychological capital of currency by transforming something so ubiquitous into a nearly unrecognizable abstraction of itself.


Jason Hughes is an artist and curator based in Baltimore, MD. He received his MFA in Intermedia and Digital Art from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2015. He has a BFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and attended the acclaimed AICAD New York Studio Program during the fall of 2003. Hughes has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally since 2005. His artwork has been featured in the New York Times, New American Paintings, and Art in America.



36x36 inches

Archival Pigment Print

Edition of 5


Design Series

24x24 inches

Archival Pigment Print

Edition of 10