Jessica Cannon

Region: Northeast


City / State: Brooklyn, NY

My paintings depict places shaped by the mysteries found in nature, the rational designs created by humans, and by my own experiences. I observe the external world as a projection of consciousness and construct fictional landscapes from separate parts. Recent works explore vast natural environments contained by architecture, ephemeral light viewed through graphic screens, and imagined spaces that flip between the sublime and the personal.

My process begins with drawing, to describe an idea and experiment with various spatial compositions and color palettes. I build each image from layers of acrylic thinly applied on paper. As I negotiate between the idea, the physical properties of the materials, and chance, the process parallels the imagery, relying on an active exchange between human and natural forces.