Exhibition closed: September 27, 2019
InLiquid Art & Design is pleased to present a new partnership with Twenty Manning Grill. For the inaugural exhibition, we welcome artist Jenn Hallgren.
Jenn Hallgren is a Philadelphia-based oil painter, who, as she self-identifies as, is a “bit of a formalist.” Currently, most of her work revolves around parks and gardens, where she plays with line, color, shape, form, structure, composition, and plasticity. Hallgren received her BFA in painting and a minor in Art History from Wright State University in 2000 and received her MBA in Marketing Strategy in 2011 from the Fox School of Business.
About her work
The blank canvas is filled with endless possibilities…
A single mark creates space.
Lines create shapes.
Shape and color create form.
Forms, and the negative shapes between them, create structure.
The plastic qualities of the paint and the two-dimensionality of the surface excite my senses.
The significance of her work lies in the formalist aesthetics and the inherent qualities of the medium — the line, color, shape, form, structure, composition, and plasticity. Painting is a visual experience. You need not know anything about her, read her artists statement, or bring anything but your visual perception to love (or hate) her painting for exactly what is.
Her recent body of work revolves around parks and gardens, but the object (i.e. the park or garden) is a mere starting point. It is the act of painting and the language of formalism guides her in her practice — and She is absolutely fascinated by the opportunity to capture the complexity and chaos of the world in plastic terms.