About this Artwork
As a multidisciplinary artist, Snow uses different mediums and supports. Each work results from preliminary studies drawn with pen or pencil and which sometimes can amount to 20 sketches.
Snow sees her work as a constant play between order and chaos, logic and emotion. She combines playful shapes with bright colour, organic gestural lines, geometric and linear forms.
Emptiness and silence of course were crucial to John Cage’s music, which has inspired some of the artist's recent work.
On this work on paper, Snow sees the white grounds of her work to be this emptying out, pure lightness.
She wants her work to touch lightly on this earth, to not be weighed down by its own materiality.
As for the colorful shapes, they are manifold in possibility, they may be words, musical notes, architectural form, everything, or even nothing..
About the Artist
Jessica Snow is an American abstract artist whose paintings and drawings are distinguished by colourful and playful geometrics. A desire to make each new painting better than the last one continuously inspires the artist to make a painting that rests lightly in the world, a surface filled with metaphorical light, air, color, uplift and freedom.
"The colors and shapes of my work should hopefully make that person feel more at home in this world. If the painting succeeds in doing that, then I have accomplished something quite wonderful indeed".
She is based in San Francisco.