My beautiful studio, in a shipping container. A long-time dream come true with help from the amazing Daniel Goers. http://dgoers.com/

My beautiful studio, in a shipping container. A long-time dream come true with help from the amazing Daniel Goers. http://dgoers.com/

 Serene, color drenched environments.

I describe my work as Eco-Modern Iconography. Extracting from the natural world, I isolate, examine, and elevate small details into my subject matter and statement. My work is always in reverent homage to nature. Three dimensional elements, rough or broken edges, branches and texture are a constant in my work. Capturing and incorporating these objects offer instant access to history, endurance and preservation. These concepts are integral to me.

Inspired by color, I saturate the field with many layers of acrylic paint. My paintings are always on wood, and are constructed to be enduring. Dimensional pieces are pre-drilled, secured with screws, and points of connection are engineered to disappear. I build my work to be durable. I am driven by line, obsessed with the transition of color, and consumed by the honing and refining of my approach to detail. My work is visually uncomplicated, yet very intentional. I focus on a clean simplicity with sharpened intention, and a demand for balance. Material choices, composition and color theory are given equal weight.

I am driven to explore objects and themes that reflect the calm and majesty of our world.

My most current work marries identified tree branches to serene, color drenched fields. I have titled this the “historical” series. Working with arborists, verified branches are returned to their former selves (the lilac painting has an authenticated lilac branch). This subtle exploration of identity and individuality is very exciting to me, and where I am the most focused today.

I have found a quiet poetry in painting images of trees on wood. I aim to evenly blend process and product, and yield works that are instinctively pleasurable, inclusive, welcoming and inspiring to a diverse audience.

 

 

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Container Studio Exterior View

 
I am an urban artist.

I was born in New York City, and currently live in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a city with a genuine artistic presence and appreciation. I am constantly awed and inspired by the natural beauty in this State.

I show monthly; on First Thursdays in the Pearl District. I am on the Board of Directors of Urban Art Network.  Get in touch to meet me at my showroom, The Reincarnated Wood Studio, located in North Portland.  

 www.jenniferkapnek.com / fineart@jenniferkapnek.com / (503) 957-9683

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