PAINT BY NUMBER
"Found “paint-by-number” paintings have always been of particular interest to me as they specifically deal with art in both a manufactured and hand done way. They have the pretense of being art despite the often mundane subject matter and prescribed creativity. In the dismantling of these paintings, I am able to build a new, more complex aesthetic. The art retains elements of kitsch and nostalgia but is brought to another level, one that adds individuality and creativity to the original craft."
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As you look closely, you cannot help but be captivated by the juxtaposition of each individual square that logically shouldn't fit, but yet it does to the eye. It's an illusion: if you view the piece from 10 feet away, you gain an entirely different perspective.
- PULSE MAGAZINE
© 2015 Stevan Jennis