OIL ON CANVAS
24 IN. X 48 IN
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Drawing, painting, and printmaking techniques are used to translate Jessica Chao's constant interest in the realm of dark arts. Her work can be described as dark and almost disturbing, yet subtly engaging towards the audience with the intricacy of detail. Many of Jessica's work includes portrayals of out of the ordinary states of being by altering familiar surroundings, objects, or attributes associated with typical human or animal behavior.
These familiar yet subtly deceptive out of the ordinary states can be complex, but can also seem quite obvious in their presentation. Psychological states can be implied through carefully orchestrated narrative moments and in these moments are glimpses; not simply motion stills, but captured moments through which the subject engages the observer, allowing the observer to react to the subject's experience. Jessica's work intentionally emphasizes, as well as peculiarizes, the familiar, drawing attention to undercurrents of hidden meaning.
OIL ON CANVAS, 24 IN. X 48 IN, 2015