About the work
When the imagination can choose to represent feelings instead of figures, I feel there is much more flexibility and joy in seeing how a piece of art continually changes over time.
This piece to me is, according to Japanese mythology, a god of wealth and guardian of farmers.
There is a definite theme of prosperity and I enjoy the linen cloth stretched on wood with the oil paint as it reaches towards that connection to the farmer and the land.
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About the artist
b. 1976 (USA) Bachelor of Arts; Independent international artist residing in Germany. Contemporary Abstract Expressionism conveyed through oil and canvas focus.
Jordana Rae Gaßner was born in the Black Hills in South Dakota, USA and attended La Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City, Mexico, the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1999. Throughout her teens, while on stage acting and in front of cameras modeling professionally, she discovered she’d prefer being a creator and facilitator of her own artistic vision. Via a family-owned gallery and picture framing business, she learned how to take care of her own and other people’s artworks in an archival way and since then, she’s spent countless hours gaining advisement and direction on drawing and oil painting materials. JR's works thus far, nourish a continuation of a strong American tradition of dialogue between human existence and consciousness using spontaneous gestural marks, broad swaths of paint, multiple layers, sometimes easily seen and sometimes practically invisible. Her works can thus far be found in private collections in New York, Miami and Europe.
Biography photo by Andreas Fuchs
Photos of artworks by Tobias Büttner unless otherwise noted.