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Jen Omaitz

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Works in
Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Photography


Representing galleries

conceptual, sculpture, abstract, photography, modern, landscape, mixed-media



Above ground, Beneath the Surface, is an ongoing body of work concerned with the history of abstraction, architecture, landscape, natural disaster, and a tactile response to painting. The current work in this series struggles to define beauty, exploring abstraction as incident and artifact of the process in which paint is applied. There is a constant struggle between surface and ground and between paint and the boundaries within the painting. 

Over the past 5 years I have explored site-specific installation. The installations I have built encompass three-dimensional landscapes frozen in the midst of a chaotic event. I incorporate drawing and painting with objects, igniting play between the structure of the gallery and the theatrics of the painterly gesture. This sense of theater is a formal extension of the shadows cast by gallery lights, the configuration of the wall, ceiling, and the intrinsic architectural nature of the given space.

Overall, my work explores space; both physical and psychological space. This refers to “Space” as it is applied to a two dimensional surface, or a three dimensional location. From the site of an installation to the surface of a support, my work explores themes of landscape, topography, geographical changes, the history of painting, and perception.

Recent Exhibits

Jen Omaitz participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2010 Objectophelia
Capsule Gallery

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