A man

A man

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2013

Materials: Charcoal on paper. Wooden frame (hanging)

Size: 7.5” x 9.5” (unframed) – 11.5” x 14.5” (framed)

 

Painting has been my way of grappling with emotional turmoil. Only recently have I recognized the value of this background as a life-giving force which gives metamorphosis a place in my life. A context of dichotomy is a recurring theme of my paintings: death, dystopia, and despair coexist in harmony with seeking, regeneration, and longing for an eternal home. To me, this dichotomy makes painting much more interesting. Dark, rough, energetic lines are interposed with smooth curves to create a sense of pull and push, each vying for domination. Faint veils of pastel-like color wash against dark backgrounds in a dream-like state, yearning for an unattainable destination. Abstraction merges with representation.

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Jennifer’s work was selected for the “PEOPLE” group exhibition at FRIEDA (June 2022 – August 2022). She also participated in one of our ongoing community art projects "Dishing out stories".

A Korean-born American artist, Jennifer Ahn is a self-taught painter with no art educational background. Landscapes from her extensive travels often work as subjects in her current paintings, which are a blend of realism and abstraction, influenced by Color Field Painting. The first exhibition of her work was at KreateHub, Bronx New York, in July 2021

You can find more of Jennifer’s work at her website.

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