Biography

“I am influenced by a wide range of subjects; architecture, the northwest landscape, old barns, old signs, typography, the desert, printed ephemera and vintage textiles. I have been a graphic designer for over 20 years, painting seriously since1998, some of my work presents a convergence of painting and graphic art. The principles of design are important to my work and typography is irresistible, but painting is truth, humanity, and most of all freedom”.

Work

“I often abstract known subjects such as architecture, landscapes, machinery and graphic images — exploring ideas and emotions with paint rather than rendering specific subjects. I often start with a sketch of something but the painting often becomes about paint, freedom, line, composition and layers. Layers are very important to my work, I often paint or draw things I know will get covered later, I like the tension of knowing something is underneath but you can’t know it fully. The viewer brings their own story to a painting”.

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www.jennygrayart.com

jg@jennygrayart.com

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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.