Painting primarily in oils on canvas, my work confronts themes of feminine identity in contemporary life. I create images through a mix of the imagined and the observed, focusing on the female form. The figures I paint exude feelings of uncertainty, unease, disconnect, but also strength and heightened awareness. There exists a sense of longing and desire to break out of her confined space, to be a strong female individual, ignoring anyone’s expectations. Subtle expressions are contrasted with vibrant colors; her way of grabbing your attention. My goal with this project is to paint women in an empowering way.
Jennifer King is a Los Angeles based figurative artist, working primarily in oil paint, and considering themes of female identity, power, and femininity. Having graduated from California State University Fullerton with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, she is now attending Claremont Graduate University. She will graduate in the Spring of 2017 with her MFA.