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|Location:||Austin, Texas, United States|
|About artist:||Jenny Meyer (b. 1987) is an artist who currently resides and creates in her hometown of Austin, Texas. Meyer returned to Texas after several years spent pursuing a world-class education in the arts. Her passion and commitment culminated in a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of|
Chicago in 2009 with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing through the Advanced Painting Department. Previous to SAIC, Meyer began her artistic voyage in 2005 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City where she studied Accessories Design.
Through her studies and related opportunities in the arts (including: an internship with Gucci in Chicago and volunteer work with Fashion Week in Bryant Park, New York City), Meyer has become a collective of experience, range and skill. Her list of aptitudes include proficiency in: painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, visual communication, illustration, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, installation, fashion design & construction, sewing, toy design and makeup artistry.
Meyer has honed her skill set and now creates bodies of work drawn from current culture, using drawing, collage and painting as her chosen mediums. Though her work has a narrative feel to it, it remains ambiguous enough to contain a level of abstraction. She is by definition, a Pop Artist, a true Colorist, and a rare success story in the arts. In a time when record numbers of art students have been let loose into an already saturated market, Meyer entered the world of visual art and quickly emerged as one of the fastest rising young artists of her genre.
Accolades have been swift and abundant. In addition to being selected as a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Meyer has received multiple awards, including several feature articles in national publications, as well as International and National Exhibitions. In addition, through Austin Art
Boards, Meyer was selected as one of ten artists to present their own artwork via billboard in the Austin metropolitan area.
In his article, Disney with a Twist: Austin artist transforms popular images to startling effects, interviewer Michael Graupmann concludes: “With the use of Disney figures, the age-old question of inspiration versus pop art influence comes to mind. When Andy Warhol created his own Mickey Mouse replications (in his series with Marilyn Monroe and the Campbell's soup can), he defended himself, saying that commercialization had already made these images so effusive; they now belonged to the cultural
To avoid any confusion, Meyer takes a minimalist approach, choosing to use only parts of the famous characters, never any faces. ‘I try to disguise the images and manipulate it so it's not completely identifiable so I'm not completely copying anything,’ clarifies Meyer. ‘I think artists get their ideas everywhere, but it's important to be original.’”
|About art:||Each painting is a fusion, depicting an ongoing exploration of popular culture’s varied forms of entertainment. By repurposing imagery from the mass media I am able to create spontaneous and imaginative representations of now. The repetitive icons present in my work are universally understood, surpassing both language and culture. Modern media often puts forth its message through visual dynamism. As such, bright colors, compositions full of movement and light-hearted imagery appeal to me and are abundant in my work. Thus, by category, my work is defined as Pop Art.|
Multiple processes are involved in creating the caricature style which is inherent in my painting. Unique shapes and compositions are invented through multiple drawings, in which I borrow and reconfigure visual fragments from pop culture. The drawings evolve into mixed media collages, which finally transcend into paintings. Though my work has a narrative feel to it, it remains ambiguous enough to contain a level of abstraction. By filling in the space, the audience is able to participate in the work using only their imaginations.
As a lifelong student, patron and appreciator of pop culture, I hope to share my passion. Bringing a current and ongoing sense of place, time and joy in to the world of contemporary art.