Week 12-Artist Conversation-Jennifer Chen

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Artist: Jennifer Chen
Exhibition: Succession
Media: Digital Printmaking/Painting
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website: none
Instagram: none

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Chan is a graduate student at the School of Art at CSULB where she is graduating this semester. She was also an undergraduate in Biology. In the fall, she is planning on teaching Art 270 at CSULB which is titled “Intro to Printmaking”. Uses gloss to make he photos stand out, only uses cameras for tools to take her photos, and likes to use good lenses.

FORMAL ANALYSIS

Chan uses googles maps in her art work and then she paints over the map to create a cool 3D effect. Google Earth 3D effect helps here give her work that extra 3D look. She puts more detail in what she thinks what’s important in the photo for example the houses will be more detailed than the trees or the trees would be more detailed than the houses/buildings. Chan uses photoshop a lot to put all the photos together and then creates large digital prints.

CONTENT ANALYSIS

Her work focuses on different sites such as historic landmarks, monuments, and landscapes. She wants to show the landscape before something man or nature changed it in a massive event. She uses maps to show the audience an aerial view of the landscape of what was before and what’s left after.

SYNTHESIS

In my opinion,  I thought the pieces were very interesting in how you had to look at the photos for quite a while to see the detail in the landscape where Chan tries to point out the disturbance that has occurred that made the landscape change. Her art work is really cool and I would recommend people to visit her art show.

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