Jen Mann, a Canadian artist who hails from Toronto is fascinated by existential themes, the human subconscious, matters of the soul and personal identity.
Furthermore, how this range of motifs interact, influencing creative content which reflects a wealth of meaning and interpretation.
Her paintings pop with intensity and make use of a dream-like bubblegum palette. An off-the-wall kinetic residue ghosts the figures in many of her portraits, pushing an ethereal and instinctive vibe into the mix, it’s almost as though Jen paints auras instead of physical bodies.
However, the tangible human figures at the centre of her paintings are key in understanding her conceptual intent as an artist; the candy-coloured figures serve to express the internal, externally.
In her more recent work, Jen Mann considers the social parameters of beauty, what we consider to be appropriate and what confines us.