Abject Extraction: Jen Garrido

26 Sep

For many artists, the act of creation isn’t just about projecting an image onto a canvas.  Artists like Jen Garrido understand that often, it’s more about pulling a hidden entity out of the mist.

From the Rock #7

Garrido’s images straddle the line between abstraction and representation, which creates a beautiful tension in her work.  With their stark and white, yet heavily textured backgrounds, the colors and lines feel like the emergence of spring after a long winter.

Buckle, oil on panel, 12×12

Birdhole A, oil on panel, 8×8

The way she molds shapes and textures together leave her paintings with a sculptural quality, bringing them to life in a way that makes them seem almost alive.

From the Rock #10, oil on panel, 12×12

To see more of Jen Garrido’s work, be sure to check out her website.

Artist found via Anthropologie.  All images are via the artist’s website.

2 Responses to “Abject Extraction: Jen Garrido”

  1. colourfolk September 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    beautiful! love the colours and textures.

    • Lesley September 28, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      So lovely, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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