Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Artist Mimi Jensen

Still life paintings are often repetitive - flower, vase, flower, fruit, flower. But, now they can reclaim themselves with these alluring and detailed paintings by Mimi Jensen. In her still life work, Jenson "presents an often playful mix of everyday objects. With a photographer's eye for composition, she chooses things that intrigue or please or even annoy her. Jensen then carefully arranges the sometimes quirky ensemble, which she paints life-size from an orthographic perspective."

Jensen also "harbors a lifelong love of language, so she enjoys nudging that narrative with thoughtfully chosen titles for her work." Like the titles of the pieces below - Hot, Montecristo, Passages, and Sepia Dream II.

The items in each painting are random, yet work effortlessly well together. I'm intrigued by each object's significance or insignificance...very inspiring.

See more of Mimi Jensen.

12 comments:

Jude said...

These are great! She really does a fantastic job with depth and dimension, and I really like her philosophy about titling her work.

design for mankind. said...

Eek! I love Mimi! :)

That Girl Designs said...

These are very cool! Just coming out of an art class, I can appreciate the attention to details in these paintings even more. I totally dig the second one. It would look so good over our bar.

jozette said...

oh i really like these. particularly the one with the martini glass. go figure.

a little bird said...

what talent. postmodern chic, i like it.

JLC Studio said...

These are fantastic!! They look so real...almost photographic! Great post!

Emily@DesignSmack said...

Hee! I love it!

Robin said...

These are fantastic, I can already see the martini one in my soon-to-be new kitchen...

Julia said...

Oh wow! HOLY WOW! The still life has been revitalized! And then given viagra :) Whoot, whoot!

Jules said...

Very cool paintings and it is refreshing to see still life paintings with different subjects rather than the usual flower / vase / fruit.

A Print A Day said...

those are fantastic!

diana @ please sir said...

I'm glad you enjoyed her work - a great twist on still life painting.

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