Event Horizon Painting by Jennifer Whitten

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Art Description

Painting: Oil, Plastic, Steel on Plastic, Steel.

The technical focus of my current practice revolves around verre églomisé, or reverse glass painting. The interest in the process arose from a desire to release painting from its traditional two-dimensional limitations; due to the plinths, many of my works can be experienced in the round, both back and front surfaces accessible simultaneously. Additionally, the empty areas of the composition become four-dimensional, in that the peripheral activity in the room is absorbed into the painting and becomes part of the painting's history.

One of the primary culprits contributing to painting's dimension-specificity has historically been the horizon line. Many artists combatted its tyranny with abstraction, but the transparency of my work allows for hyperrealism while offering a shifting horizon line. The subject of the work moves as the viewer moves, and once again, the mirror-image on the reverse presents a figure that is always looking in the distance.



Event Horizon

Jennifer Whitten



Size: 16.5 W x 69.5 H x 1.6 in

This artwork is not for sale.





Artist Recognition

link - Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Melbourne