An exploration into abstraction in its purest form
Jessie has always been fascinated by abstraction and the concept of spontaneity. This notion formed the foundations of Abstract Expressionism in the mid 20th century, and is just as relevant a concept today. This forms the basis of Jessie's work.
The works experiment with the mixing of fluorescent paints, glitter and drawing materials to explore and enjoy the vibrancy of colour and texture. Improvising in response to the dynamics created when colours in different marks, textures and ratios are set with and against each other. The process is an intrinsic part of the painting, scratching into paint, drawing with charcoal, graphite, layers of paint, more mark making, more paint, more fluorescent paint, more glitter, making each piece vividly unique.
Jessie is Intrigued with how we respond to painting and aims to explore how pure abstract painting can generate visual energetic joy and pleasure. The excitement of the work and vivid compositions come from a direct feeling, and a response to that moment in time.
None of Jessie's works have titles because as soon as you give them a title they become something they’re not meant to be and add unnecessary influence. It is Jessie’s belief that giving them names would create a preconception and distort the onlookers initial impression of the piece. This way she hopes people will form a reaction based purely on what they see in front of them.