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Jen Omaitz

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20121115144947-omaitz_aboveandbeneath
Above and Beneath, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 40" © artist
20130504183120-naturaltangents_omaitz_web_2013
Natural Tangents, 2013 Acrylic on Panel 11 3/4" X 11 3/4" © Artist
20140314201723-omaitz_21centuryproun_2013
21st Century Proun, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 15" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140314201833-omaitz_solidmovement20x24_painting2013
Solid Movement, 2013 Acrlyic on Canvas 24" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619034308-equation_omaitz_2014web
Equation, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 15" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619034349-acesandspades_omaitz_2014_web
Aces and Spades, 2014 Acrlyic on Canvas 20" X 15" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619034403-doppler_preview_omaitz2014_web
I want my MTV, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619035053-venicebeach_web
Venice Beach, 2014 Acrlyic on Canvas 24" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619034407-boxinghurricanes_web
Doppler Preview (boxing hurricanes), 2014 Acrlyic on Canvas 24" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140619034335-underconstruction_omaitz_2014_web
Construction Season, 2014 Acrlyic on Canvas 30" X 24" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20120323224033-jenomaitz_redlineindigospirit
Red Line, Indigo Spirit, 2011 Acrylic and Oil on Panel 20" X 15" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20140314201737-omaitz_2014_circle
Circle, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 11" X 11" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20130504183255-direction_omaitz_web_2013
Direction, 2013 Acrylic on Wood Panel 11 3/4" X 11 3/4" © Artist
20120323224308-8_omaitzcollier_window2011
Window, 2011 Acrylic on Panel 15.5" X 20" © Jen Omaitz
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Breaking New Ground, 2011 Acrylic on Panel 15.5" X 20" © Jen Omaitz
20111228041019-_dsc9543
The Game, 2011 Acrylic on Panel 15.5" X 20" © Jen Omaitz
20120323224229-6_omaitzcollier_surfacetension2
Surface Tension 1, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 19.5" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20120323224434-7_omaitzcollier_surfacetension1
Surface Tension 2, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 19.5" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20120323224556-9_omaitzcollier_landslide
Landslide, 2011 Acrylic on Panel 20" X 15" © Jenniffer Omaitz
20121115144837-omaitzjen_2
Optiks, 2011 Mixed Media 18" X 40" © Jen Omaitz
20121115145046-omaitz_chelseacrossing
Chelsea Crossing, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 20" X 15" © artist
20121115145227-omaitz_surfacegroudtoggle
Surface Ground Toggle, 2012 Acrylic on Panel With Cheesecloth 25" X 12" © artist
20121115162500-omaitz_smallurbanenriornment
Small Urban Environment, 2012 Acrylic and Oil on Panel 20" X 15" © artist
20121115162716-omaitz_screen2012
Screen, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 20" X 15"
20121115162857-omaitz_pandora_sbox2012
Pandora's Box, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 40" © artist
20130408023437-erosionweb
Erosion, 2012 Paint and Plexis Glass (with One Piece of Wood) 70" X 60" © Jen Omaitz
20130408024911-elastic_limits_2
Elastic Limits #2, 2012 Mixed Media Installation Vaires Between 9' X 10' X 3'
20140314201742-omaitz_rectangle_2013
Rectangle, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 15 3/4" X 20" © Jenniffer Omaitz
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cleveland
Birth year
1979
Lives in
Ohio
Works in
Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Photography
Representing galleries
1point618
Tags
mixed-media, landscape, modern, photography, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

 

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.