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Artist of the Week #4: Jen Stark

Fred Einaudi, Peter Callesen, Hans Rudolf Giger… I couldn’t help but notice artists brought up to this section so far have a couple of things in common. First, one way or another they can be called surrealists. And second, they’re men.

As an aspiring artist myself, when noticing a pattern I tend to want to break it, it’s not going to be different with this one. Today I’ll talk about the young american artist Jen Stark.

Jen Stark cutting paper

Jen Stark cutting paper

Jen was born 1983, in Miami, Florida, and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her works are all of abstract nature, and range from drawings and animations to paper scuplture, being these last ones the main cause of her success, because they’re simply astonishing.

Burst - hand-cut paper

Burst - hand-cut paper

Subjects as the infinity, the impossible and the perfection permeate her works, through the use of shapes and colors that seem to have a life of their own, often resembling elements of nature.

Cosmological Constant - hand-cut paper

Cosmological Constant - hand-cut paper

High On Constellation - felt-tip pen on paper

High On Constellation - felt-tip pen on paper

Still about elements of nature, it is possible to sense an interesting combination of spontaneity and complexity, which possibly reflects the artist’s personality, but it’s truly a quality present in all natural phenomena.

Sunken Sediment - hand-cut paper

Sunken Sediment - hand-cut paper

Stark’s work is a reminder that contemporary art and pursue of beauty walk alongside indeed, and much more often than it seems. But that is subject for another post…

For more information about this beautiful and talented artist, check her official website.

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