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Jen Hitchings
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Media:Painting;


ARTIST STATEMENT: I look to candid photographs of friends and family, lovers and loathers, suburban drunks and urban delinquents, in an attempt to visualize intangible relationships and fleeting emotions. Tainted and lubricated by alcohol, drugs, false hopes and desires, the characters I depict are ones we all know, hate, and love. Amongst the impermanence and elasticity that composes relationships between one person and the next, time, nostalgia, mortality, and the function of photography are also constant considerations in my work. Within photographs of situations, places, and people, exist spider-webs of relations. Some scenes are depicted accurately from a photographic source, and others are reconstructed from unrelated images, composing a new and imagined situation. The language evoked by hand gestures or posture is sometimes emphasized or contradicted by verbal language that appears in text form. The haphazardness and mistakes that are inherent in the act of painting when pouring or splattering, juxtaposed with the control of illustrative mark-making and figurative representation, push-and-pull each other much in the way that people tend to handle what it means to be human, whether by making conscious decisions, mistakes, or altering their perception of reality in order to deny or ignore the banality of it.
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  • CAKE (pre-orgy)
    2014
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    17 x 37 inches

  • Spin the Bottle
    2014
    Oil on panel
    18 x 24 inches

  • Threesome
    2014
    Oil on linen
    16 x 20 inches

  • Why We Didn't Work Out (Whisky Dick)
    2014
    Oil on linen over panel
    11 x 14 inches

  • Bronco (Free Porn)
    2014
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    16 x 20 inches

  • Banana Split
    2013
    Oil and acrylic on panel
    27 x 21 inches

  • Cream Dream
    2013
    Oil and acrylic on wood
    27 x 21 inches

  • The House Party
    2013
    Oil on linen
    24 x 24 inches

  • Whiskey Quartet
    2013
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    24 x 36 inches

  • MDMA
    2014
    Oil on canvas
    11 x 18 inches

  • Red-Headed Slut
    2014
    Oil on linen
    42 x 60 inches

  • Adolescence
    2012
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    18 x 28 inches

  • All Hail Tequila
    2012
    Oil and acrylic on panel
    16 x 20 inches

  • Ecstatic Parties
    2011-13
    Oil and acrylic on panel
    12 x 16 inches

  • Loner/Lover
    2014
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    24 x 36 inches

  • Deserted Rooftop
    2012
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    14 x 20 inches

  • COCAINE
    2011-13
    Oil on panel
    8 x 8 inches

  • I Eat My Words
    2013
    Oil on linen
    24 x 24 inches

  • Lick It (Peaceful Valley)
    2012
    Oil and acrylic on panel
    24 x 24 inches

  • BitchRide
    2012
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 24 inches
 








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