Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We have been excited about the work of Jen Mann for most of the year, especially because of her inclusion in our Juxtapoz Hyperreal book and her newest body of work that is set to open on November 20, 2014 at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto. We have a feature with Mann in the current December 2014 issue, with much of her new work being previewed there.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 06, 2014
Ask Jen Mann where she likes to spend the majority of her time and the answer comes easily: “my studio.” Other answers, however, are not so quickly accessed. Mann’s continued foray into painting comes from a deep-seated love for existential philosophy, and working becomes a way to examine these sometimes difficult and often endless ideas. Still, despite such esoteric thinking, this type of processing works flawlessly for her.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
To celebrate Keith Haring's retrospective, "The Political Line," opening at the de Young Museum in San Francisco this Fall (November 8, 2014—February 16, 2015), we are proud to close our 20th anniversary year with a cover story on one of the most influential and popular artists ever.
Erotica // Thursday, February 06, 2014
Toronto artist Jen Mann has an understanding of color and light which is anything but ordinary. She conveys a mood with her unusual use of color and is still able to maintain the integrity of her ultra...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Jen Mann is a Canadian artist from Toronto, Ontario. Mann's dreamy, acrylic paintings are inspired by illusions and memories of her childhood, she experiments with a variety of different effects with color combinations and saturation to capture innocence and beauty. "I am fascinated by the subconscious, the soul, identity, and the way they interact to form meaning and beauty, or nonsense everything and nothing...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery is presenting a new show by Toronto-based artist Jen Mann. Entitled Strange Beauties and inspired by the circus, illusions, dreams and the innocence of childhood, the exhibit captures the world through 'rose-colored glasses.'
Illustration // Thursday, January 10, 2013
'From her sketches, Jen has developed a style of digital collage using her illustrations. By scanning in her drawings and layering them in Photoshop, she creates delightful translucent images, with compositions that merge together animals, feathers, flowers and breath-taking women. These little treasures are paired with short poems that send the viewer into a fantastical world she has imagined for us to escape the tedious "every day".'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
We have been impressed with the range of work from Jen Mann this year, from these layered color portraits to her stark white on white portrait works as well. Currently, Mann has work on display in Daydream Believer at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto, and we have a few examples of newer works here. The show is on through August 4, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This week's edition of Easy Like Sunday Morning in our Erotica Department took things a little darker than usual with artist Jen Mann's deadly beauties. Adorned in garlands of alluring yet toxic flowers, at first glance these graceful, lovely women seem to embrace the virtues of purity and feminine fragility. We decided to take a bigger look at Mann's work.
Erotica // Sunday, March 18, 2012
This week's edition of Easy Like Sunday Morning takes things a little darker than usual with artist Jen Mann's deadly beauties. Adorned in garlands of alluring yet toxic flowers, at first glance these graceful, lovely women seem to embrace the virtues of purity and feminine fragility. And yet, they are infected by the inwardly corrosive nature of vanity; their soft touch is poison and their elegant beauty is a venus fly trap.