Episode 96: Jen Mazza

Updated: Jul 18



There is something wonderfully romantic and engaging about Jen Mazza’s work. The literary sensibilities surface, providing a contextual edge tempered by a misty realism. For some reason, understanding that she has a background in Spanish literature helps me to trust the fidelity in the representational aspects that emerge in her compositions.


So:


Jen Mazza . . .


Two Telegrams (Antonioni), 2013, oil on canvas, 13 x 15 inches


I love the gauzy sensations . . .


Filmy. . .


Poetic . . .


Graceful


Literary . . .


Artifact:

Object meets

Objectification


Identity.


The Notion of Us 4, 2019 oil on canvas 39 x 28 inches


The Notion of Us 2, 2019 oil on canvas 39 x 28 inches



Language:

fluidity of

old world

tradition- but with

perspectival shift.



Refinement.


Classicism:

Revolutionized

Neo-classic

Intellect:

Conceptually

Elegant.


Selected works from left to right: Untitled (Vallotton, Green), 2015, oil on canvas, 11 x 9 inches; Song, 2018, 36 x 36 inches; Digital Print/ Mixed Media (dimensions unlisted)


Sophisticated

Breathiness


Hue of

Purity

Examined

Sometimes marred

By Beautiful Intentions

And Expensive Materials

In an effort to rebel or

Become



Untitled (4 Apples) 2014, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 13 x 10 inches


And grand designs in the background . . .

Or

As part of


Simplicity

Complicated.



Carnations/ Blue Vase /Fleur de lis, 2014, oil and graphite pigment on canvas, 18 x 15


From Drawings/ Works on Paper. Pen and ink /mixed media


Erotic,

Sensual . . .



Fetishizing?

No.

I don’t think so.


Exploring


the

Soft

End

of Reality





Images from Mal Girls/ Objecty




We invite you to join us tonight as we talk with Jen about her work and process. Sip and chat at 8 pm EST Tuesday, June 28th on Facebook, Youtube, or Twitch!


In case you missed the live interview, here is the show on YouTube:






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