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It seems contradictory that Toronto based artist Jen Mann creates such large, metaphorically rich portraits in such a small studio space but perhaps the compression helps the formation of her work, which visually and intellectually can be related to the beauty of diamonds. Jen, who is currently working on a number of secretive new pieces, took some photographs of her space and some sneak peeks of her new work for Supersonic which you can see below:
"the side I dont c tho" - 16"x20" - oil on canvas, Nov 2013
point-blanco asked: Your work is amazing! What brand of oils do you use and I was also wondering how do you find the time?! Do you study or work outside of the studio? :)
Thank you :) - I use all different brands including - old holland, windsor and newton, rembrandt, gamblin & le franc… Different brands carry different colors that seem to be their specialty. I do not have another job, so finding time is easy i suppose, just getting the motivation to get to the studio each day and put in a good 8 hours can sometimes be difficult. I also tend to work at odd hours.
nontalent asked: have you ever tried to paint a poc? your skin tones are always really nice and i bet you could do darker skins really well
I have been asked this many times. Until recently I had not had the opportunity, Then I was asked to do a commissioned portrait of Oprah for New York Magazine. … The thing that I realized was that it was exactly the same. When I paint someone, they are no longer defined by their skin tones. They become pink, blue, purple, orange, and everyone looks the same. The people that I paint just happen to be my family and people who are around my house often. I happen to be white, so most of my paintings are of white people.
Here are my two pieces for the lil bub show at spoke art in San Francisco “bub-licious” and “gar-bub”…
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or get prints from my society 6 shop here http://society6.com/jenmann