1974 – 2019
April 09, 1975 - April 01, 2019
Jared C. Balogh, 43, of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital -Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Thomas and Sharon (Gubich) Balogh of Bethlehem. Jared was employed as a sound technician at Arts Quest. He loved music and art and has played in several bands over the years. He also enjoyed animals, hiking and sports. Surviving with his parents are a sister, Tara Balogh of Bethlehem; a brother, Jason (Andrea) Balogh of Allentown; niece and nephews, Zackary, Jordan and Alexa.
("Jared Balogh Obituary", Legacy, 2019)
Jared C. Balogh (American, 1975-2019) was a self-taught artist from Bethlehem, PA. The breadth of his work expands across many disciplines, including painting, sculpture, music video production, photography, sound art, and soundtracks for both the performing and digital arts. His vision encompassed the diverse, textured, surreal, abstract, complex, and simplistic. Much of his work revolves around themes such as humor, animals, nature, cityscapes, self-portraits, and abstraction.
For over two decade before his passing, Balogh produced 250 works consisting of paintings, sculptures, murals and drawings, 40+ music videos, stop action animations, and an array of album covers. Also a musician, Balogh produced a prolific repertoire of sound art under various monikers which have been released on experimental/avant-garde net and record labels domestically and internationally. His compositions have been used for live performances and art installations around the world. Since 2016, his art has been displayed in galleries, cafes, and business in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Lancaster, and New York, and his work has been featured in performance and art installations in Australia, Italy, Spain, India, Florida, New York City, Portland (Oregon), Philadelphia, Colorado, Massachusetts, San Francisco and Brooklyn.
I am a self-taught artist who draws from many disciplines. My creative process is largely improvised and free-flowing, giving my work a distinctive character that has been described as Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist. Creating art for me is a subtle process of communication and discovery. Conceptually, I draw from a number of themes including: Nature, Humor, Cityscapes, Abstraction, Surrealism, Figurative, Self-Portraits, Animals, and The Unconscious/Subconscious Mind.
My work is meant to be freely and openly interpreted. My purpose is to invoke fresh, unexpected perspectives in my audience. I aim to break conceptual boundaries through my choice of subject matter by delving into uncharted territory drawn mainly from personal experience and emotional states.
Eclectic Abstractions, Gallery on 4th, Allentown, PA
Crosstown Traffic, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA
Manifestation, Jupiter Crush, Catasauqua, PA
Expanding Perspective, Dimmick Memorial Library, Jim Thorpe, PA
Building Solid Ground, Civic Theater Studio 514, Allentown, PA
Future Not Seen, The Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA
Untitled, Blink Optics Boutique, Allentown, PA
Untitled, Terra Café, Easton, PAFor The Risk Of Everything, Gallery 724, Allentown, PA
City Without Limits, Coffee House Without Limits, Allentown, PA
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Faces & Places, RE:find Gallery, Allentown, PA
Untitled, Shalom Neuman Museum/International Fusionism Gallery, Easton, PA
Duo Exhibition, Abandon Studios, Binghamton, NY
Untitled, RE:find Gallery, Allentown, PA
Stream Room, False Front, Portland, OR
Mix Tape, The Tin Shed, Sydney, Australia
The 33rd Annual Baum School Art Auction, The Baum School Of Art, Allentown, PA
Untitled-Moral, The Alternative Gallery, Allentown, PA
The Alternative Gallery
Ray, Tom. "Interview with Jared C. Balogh" 180415, Music Manumit Podcast, April 15.
Farley, John. "4 Haiku." Sophisticated Ape (Online Magazine), October 20.
Murray, Jim. "Interview with Jared C. Balogh." 211 Magazine, October 5. Issue #3.
Fox 40 Staff. "A Unique Display of Arts in Johnson City." Fox News TV (Binghamton, NY), September 17.
The Big Reveal, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Studio Residency, American Artist: Paul Maxwell Studio, San Diego, CA
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
Associates, Liberal Arts