Jessamyn Kahn

Jessamyn Kahn

My intention in this work is to materialize imagination and intuition using an abstract vocabulary to make a space where something unexpected occurs. Within it I juxtapose geometry and line with organic shapes implied by brushstrokes, pulling the viewer into a weightless place where visual conundrums may be encountered. Some elements create movement and tension, provoking thoughts of chance and uncertainty. Others suggest shape shifting, assuming different forms depending on the light or angle at which they are seen. I am interested in the articulation of variations within a colour and the visceral reaction elicited by sharp contrast. The paintings are built shape by line by stroke, each mark responding to the one before.

BFA with distinction, 2013. Drawing and Painting major, Material Art and Design minor.

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Website: jessamynkahn.com
Discipline: Drawing and Painting
Second disc.: Material Art and Design
Year of graduation: 2013