Jenny Gini, Las Vegas Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement The human expression is what intrigues me most. Chance meetings, intimacy, loss of intimacy, and even tragedies have played a large part shaping me as a person and as an artist. I often focus on the female expression mostly since I am female. I regularly find myself relating to the mood of other women. Life to me is very visual, I can sit and watch people from a distance and get a sense of who they are by their style, body language and especially their eyes. In these observations I am most influenced by romance and personal strife. Both are beautiful and often cross, and each is a corner to be turned, a chance for growth and learning and often extremely introspective.
I see myself as a semi-surrealist since I am often realistic in depiction of subject matter, yet there is often an underlying exaggerated mood. My focus may be a candid shot that is more dramatic than every day life or more extreme emphasis on size, shape, color or pose. Although I begin with a bright palette of color most of the time, I often have a tendency to mute the colors which places more emphasis on the intensity of the moment rather than the color. My Drawings in pencil and pastel tend to be mostly soft and smooth whereas I tend to explore more texture with watercolor, acrylic, and occasionally oils.
I like to try a bit of everything as far as composition, media and subject matter; however it usually leads back to romance, vulnerability, and fragility and is most often relayed through women.